2020 INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Showcase

Presentation Type

Paper Presentation (UNI Access Only)

Keywords

Procrastination--Psychological aspects; College students--Iowa--Cedar Falls--Attitudes;

Abstract

Academic procrastination is common in college students. The study tested and compared the role of multiple psychological factors of academic procrastination. Sixty-eight college students at UNI participated in the study. It was found academic procrastination was positively related to fear of failure, aversive to tasks, and overall procrastination trait. On the other hand, there was a negative relationship between academic procrastination and self-oriented perfectionism. When comparing to other factors, overall procrastination trait had the strongest relationship with academic procrastination. The study advanced the knowledge of academic procrastination in college students.

Start Date

17-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

17-4-2020 4:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Jiuqing Cheng

Department

Department of Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

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Research Paper

Fruehling Fellowship Recipient

File Format

application/pdf

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Academic Procrastination in College Students: Physical-Mental Fatigue, “Fear of Failure”, Perfectionism, Trait Procrastination, and Aversive Behavior

Academic procrastination is common in college students. The study tested and compared the role of multiple psychological factors of academic procrastination. Sixty-eight college students at UNI participated in the study. It was found academic procrastination was positively related to fear of failure, aversive to tasks, and overall procrastination trait. On the other hand, there was a negative relationship between academic procrastination and self-oriented perfectionism. When comparing to other factors, overall procrastination trait had the strongest relationship with academic procrastination. The study advanced the knowledge of academic procrastination in college students.