Academic procrastination among faculty of education students: the role of gender, age, academic achievement, perfectionism and depression

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2007
Akkaya, Esra
The aim of the study was to investigate to what extent gender, age, academic achievement, depression and perfectionism predict academic procrastination among Faculty of Education students. The participants were 368 undergraduate students enrolled in five departments of Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education. Data was collected by a questionnaire packet including demographic data form; Procrastination Assessment Scale-Students (PASS), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (MPS). The results of the multiple regression analysis for the total sample revealed that, self-oriented perfectionism, others-oriented perfectionism, academic achievement and depression were significant predictors of academic procrastination among Faculty of Education students. However age and socially prescribed perfectionism did not have any significant contribution to the prediction of academic procrastination. Predictive roles of the variables were differantiated across genders. While self-oriented perfectionism, others-oriented perfectionism, depression and academic achievement had significant predictive role on academic procrastination among females, self-oriented perfectionism was the only variable that had a significant contribution in predicting the academic procrastination of male students. Implications of the findings were discussed and some suggestions were made for further research.

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E. Akkaya, “Academic procrastination among faculty of education students: the role of gender, age, academic achievement, perfectionism and depression,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.