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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

25

Number

2

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The relation of self-efficacy to procrastination was assessed using the General Self-Efficacy Scale (Schwarzer & Jerusalem, 1995), Active Procrastination Scale (Chu & Choi, 2005), and items from the General Procrastination Scale (Lay, 1986). Each of 106 college students was assigned a self-efficacy score and multiple procrastination scores. General procrastination was negatively correlated with self-efficacy (p = .001), whereas active procrastination was positively correlated with self-efficacy (p = .02). In domains where students feel more competent, they are more likely to engage in active forms of procrastination rather than maladaptive procrastination. Relations between self-efficacy and different types of procrastination, along with potential mediating motivational factors, are discussed. Potential strategies to identify and target maladaptive procrastination in college students are proposed.

Subject

Psychology

Keyword

self-efficacy, procrastination, college students, active procrastination, passive procrastination

Document Type

articles

DCMI Type

Text

Language

English

Rights

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License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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