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ERIC Number: EJ1136411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
Gender Differences in the Relationship between Academic Procrastination, Satisfaction with Academic Life and Academic Performance
Balkis, Murat; Duru, Erdinç
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v15 n1 p105-125 Apr 2017
Introduction: Procrastination has become one of the most researched topics due its adverse effects on the both general and student population in social sciences. The general tendency toward delaying academic tasks has been conceptualized as academic procrastination in academic setting. It is a prevalent issue among students and a numerous students have to deal with it at almost all stage of education, because of its negative consequences such as academic failure and poorer well-being. The current study examined the gender differences in relation to academic procrastination, academic performance and academic life satisfaction. Method: The participants for this study were 441 undergraduate students (49.4% of female and 50.6% of male). Aitken procrastination inventory, Academic satisfaction scale and Demographic information form were used to gather data. Results: The results noticed that academic procrastination was negatively related with academic performance and academic life satisfaction. Male students had higher level academic procrastination and lower level of academic performance and academic life satisfaction. The MANOVA and Hierarchical Regression analyses displayed that gender moderated the relationship between academic procrastination, academic performance and academic life satisfaction. Discussion and Conclusion: The current study suggests that male students are more vulnerable to destructive effect of academic procrastination in terms of academic performance and academic life satisfaction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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