Passive Procrastination Hypothesis

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Discussion The present study presented four hypotheses. The first hypothesis proposed that high psychological well-being will be positively correlated with active procrastination. A multiple regression analysis proved this hypothesis (r=0.243, N=120, p<0.05). There was a small, but negative correlation between psychological wellbeing and passive procrastination. This shows that as active procrastination increases, psychological wellbeing decreases. This result was consistent with the findings of the study conducted by Choi and Chu (2005). The present study included a nuanced dimension of testing gender differences in connection to procrastinating pattern and psychological wellbeing. The third and fourth hypotheses presented in this study …show more content…

Very few researches have been done on active and passive procrastination in relation to psychological well-being and therefore this research provides the readers a different aspect altogether. Both types of procrastination are different and have different effects, and through this research people will realize which procrastination they are engaging in and which is better for them. The results prove that procrastination is not necessarily dysfunctional and non-productive, it can be viewed in some circumstances as a way of prioritizing tasks. This is especially relevant for students since they can increase their productivity by participating in active procrastination rather than passive …show more content…

The sample only comprised of undergraduate students within the age group of 18-24, and they all belonged to one business school in Karachi. Hence, the results obtained from this study cannot be generalized to a wider population to explain their procrastinating behavior. Future research must incorporate a more representative sample. For this purpose, a cross sectional research can be conducted on undergraduate students and middle aged adults to see whether the patterns of active and passive procrastination are same across different age group or varies with age. Another limitation of this study is that it assumed that procrastination can only be explored in terms of two binaries – active and passive procrastination. However, there is a possibility that active and passive procrastination may occur along a wide spectrum, and a person may have characteristic traits of both active and passive procrastination. Future research should incorporate the possibility of procrastination occurring across a wide

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