The Impact Of Procrastination

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Procrastination is a deliberate delay of a task. It has become a common tendency to avoid the task by postponing it to the future. Procrastination is prevalent among the student community. Though there are various facets of procrastination, academic procrastination is interesting. It has become one of the major issues among the students. It influences health, education, personality behavior in long run. The main objective of the term paper is to explain the relation between procrastination and intellectual accomplishment. The paper examines nomological network to determine unique contribution of active procrastination and passive procrastination. The big five model framework is used to examine whether different personality traits speculate…show more content…
Procrastination means delaying the task of today to tomorrow which could be problematic. According to psychology, procrastination is voluntary postponement of a task. It has turned out to be a characteristic of the person due to the undesirable behavior. The procrastination of learners is very common at the beginning of the task, so they have to strive hard to complete the assigned task on time. Procrastination among students and university students causes an impact on health, education and future career. Though there are various procrastination aspects, academic procrastination is considered to be one of the common and interesting facets. The prevalence of procrastination is propagating worldwide among the students. Procrastination and its reasons and influences are interesting topics in the research. Research is carried out to determine the relationship between procrastination and performance, especially academic performance. The paper aims to provide the evidence for uniqueness of each type of procrastination namely active procrastination and passive procrastination in an academic environment (Kim et al., 2017). The paper also focuses on procrastination and academic performance among the conventional students and distance learning students (Kármen, 2015). One of the studies also describes how the relationship could be drawn between procrastination and intellectual accomplishment by performing a…show more content…
In 2013, as a part of an assignment, 290 students were asked to complete a personality questionnaire. The procrastination survey form was asked to fill out by the same students in 2015. The 300-item International Personality Item Pool (IPIP-300) was used to evaluate the five traits namely openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. A 5-point scale from 1(very inaccurate) to 5(very accurate) was used by the participants. Passive procrastination was measured by the 16-item Tuckman Procrastination Scale ranging from 1(that’s not me, for sure) to 4(that’s me, for sure). The 16-item active procrastination scale was used to measure active procrastination based on a 7-point scale ranging from 1(not at all true) to 7(very true). The four aspects of active procrastination are outcome satisfaction, intentional decision, time pressure and ability to meet deadlines. Grade Point Averages (GPA) were used to determine the academic performance. The control variables were gender and age. It was found out that extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness negatively associate with passive procrastination. Conscientiousness also associated strongly

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