Academic Procrastination Case Study

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Introduction Every university student has to complete numerous tasks in a semester, but the completion of these tasks is often delayed due to certain reasons. Procrastination, the act of delaying tasks to a certain extent that begin feeling discomfort is all-too-common among university students. Researches have been described procrastination as a self-handicapping behavior that leads to low academic performance (Dan Ariely & Klaus Wertenbroch, 2002; Piers Steel,2010 ), increased stress and waste of time (Solomon & Rothblum, 1984; Tice & Baumeister, 1997; Wang & Englander, 2010). Although numerous studies have shown that male students procrastinate more than female students (Brownlow & Reasinger, 2000; Hampton, 2005; Sarid & Peled, 2010), there is a significant difference in behavior of students after entering the Cyber Era. The aim of this study is to investigate the gender differences on academic procrastination among university students and correlation between academic procrastination and reasons for procrastination for different gender. Method Participants Undergraduate students (80 female, 80 male, average year of study = 1.96, range of year of study: 1-5, SD = 1.13) were participated in the study. Consent of the participants were obtained before the study. Materials The 26-items Procrastination Assessment Scale – Students (PASS) was used to assess the frequency and reasons for procrastination of undergraduate students. The PASS contains two components:

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