Academic procrastination and academic perfectionism as predictors of self-forgiveness

Belgin, Burçi
The purpose of this study is to investigate the predictive roles of academic procrastination and academic perfectionism on self-forgiveness levels of Turkish undergraduate students. The sample composed of 568 participants (242 male, 326 female). They were from different faculties of Middle East Technical University and their age varied between 18 and 25. In the study, Turkish versions of Academic Perfectionism Scale, Procrastination Assessment Scale – Students, Heartland Forgiveness Scale, and Demographic Information Questionnaire were administered to participants. Multiple regression analysis was conducted. It was found that academic perfectionism and academic procrastination significantly and negatively predicted self-forgiveness and 55% of the variance (R2 = .55, F(2;567) = 345.03, p < .01) in self-forgiveness can be accounted for by the linear combination of academic perfectionism and academic procrastination. Therefore, it can be concluded that the more severe the academic procrastination and the academic perfectionism, the less likely the individual would be to self-forgive. In addition, academic perfectionism was found to be a better contributor to the model than academic procrastination. A relationship between the predictor variables, academic procrastination and academic perfectionism was observed, suggesting that on higher levels of perfectionism, tending to procrastinate is more likely. Results regarding gender differences among study variables revealed that there were no significant differences between males and females in terms of academic perfectionism academic procrastination and self-forgiveness. In the light of these findings, there will be implications for counselors and future research developing programs to handle self-forgiveness process and reduce both academic procrastination and academic perfectionism.


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Citation Formats
B. Belgin, “Academic procrastination and academic perfectionism as predictors of self-forgiveness,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. Educational Sciences., Middle East Technical University, 2019.