Does future time perspective affect bedtime procrastination? The mediator role of meaning in life

Okay, Deniz
Türkarslan, Kutlu Kağan
Çevrim, Mustafa
Bozo Özen, Özlem
Being irreplaceable activity in terms of physical and psychological health, night sleep is also the event ending the day. Yet, average sleep length and quality has been significantly decreased since 20th century (Van Cauter, Knutson, Leproult, & Spiegel, 2005). Many sociological, psychological and cultural reasons for this change has been proposed. In this respect, a recent topic of interest is procrastinating bedtime without any mandatory reasons (Kroese, De Ridder, Evers, & Adriaanse, 2014). Since procrastination behaviors are in general associated with aversive activities, procrastination of sleep, which is actually a regenerative and refreshing activity, has been baffling researchers. The present study hypothesized that people try to extend their lifetime by procrastinating sleeping and end of the day. Therefore, higher future time perspective, believing there is enough time left ahead of one's life, would predict lower bedtime procrastination; and this association would be mediated by meaning in life To test the proposed hypotheses, data were collected from 238 participants (160 female, 78 male). They were administered measures of future time perspective, bedtime procrastination, meaning in life, self-regulation and circadian energy levels. The mediation analysis revealed that the association between future time perspective and bedtime procrastination is significantly mediated by meaning in life. However, after controlling for the effects of self-regulation and circadian energy levels, previously significant mediation became insignificant. The results of this study were discussed along with the information in the existing literature. Limitations and suggestions for further studies were also provided. Kroese, F. M., De Ridder, D. T., Evers, C., & Adriaanse, M. A. (2014). Bedtime procrastination: introducing a new area of procrastination. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 611-?. Van Cauter, E., Knutson, K., Leproult, R., & Spiegel, K. (2005). The impact of sleep deprivation on hormones and metabolism. Medscape Neurol Neurosurg, 7(1), x-y.
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D. Okay, K. K. Türkarslan, M. Çevrim, and Ö. Bozo Özen, “Does future time perspective affect bedtime procrastination? The mediator role of meaning in life,” presented at the 16th European Congrees of Psychology (2019), 2019, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: