Evaluating the Frequency of Academic Procrastination and Associated Factors in the Academic Population

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Academic procrastination, depression, anxiety, perfectionism


Background: There are few people who do not delay in their daily lives. Procrastination behavior is a very common problem we face in also academic life.

Aim: In this study we aimed to elucidate the frequency of academic procrastination and associated factors in the academic population.

Materials & Method: This study includes 306 volunteer participants who work as professors, associate professors, doctors, lecturers, research assistants and lecturers at Balıkesir University. Aitken Academic Procrastination Scale, Spielberg State-Trait Anxiety Scale, Brief Symptom Inventory, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and Hewitt Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale were applied to all participants. The sociodemographic data form and all the other scales were filled in by the participant himself.

Results: According to the findings of the study, the frequency of academic procrastination in the academic population is %48. Among the socio-demographic variables; age and academic duration were found to be associated with academic delay. The groups with high academic procrastination were found to have higher levels of state-trait anxiety; mental symptoms such as depression and somatization were found more common. A negative relationship was determined between self-focused perfectionism and academic procrastination in the academic population.

Conclusion: This research was a pioneer study conducted in the academic population compared to previous literature. Regarding the outcomes one can conclude that seniority in academic profession and age has positively affected the endurance of the individual while tendency to anxiety and self-focused perfectionism increased procrastination behavior.


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How to Cite

Bebek İrem, Özge, Sahin Can, M., Kara, H., Baykan, H., & Karlıdere, T. (2023). Evaluating the Frequency of Academic Procrastination and Associated Factors in the Academic Population: Research Article. Acta Medica Ruha, 1(3), 323–334. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8253851



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