Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
da Silva, Stephanie PhD; Smith, Amanda; and Facciolo, Michael
"Relations between Self-Efficacy and Procrastination Types in College Students,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 25:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol25/iss2/6