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Gap between Intention and Action: The Role of Self-Efficacy, Self- Regulation and Self- Continuity in Predicting Academic Procrastination.

Komlao, Pongphat (2016) Gap between Intention and Action: The Role of Self-Efficacy, Self- Regulation and Self- Continuity in Predicting Academic Procrastination. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

A cross-sectional quantitative study aim to assess to the role of Self-Efficacy, Self-
Regulation, future self-continuity in Academic Procrastination. A total sample (N=110) of
college students from the republic of Ireland (males 51% and females 49%, mean age are 23
years old, SD= 6.44) 35.5% of participants were psychology students, 26.4 % were business
students, 27.3% were computing students and 10.9% were Hospitality and Tourism students.
Through convenient sampling, participants completed self-report measures via Google form
including a general procrastination scale, Self-efficacy scale, self-regulation scale and time
perspectives scale. The correlational analysis revealed significant negative relationship
between self-regulation, self-efficacy, mental imagery future and year of college with
academic procrastination. Furthermore, multiple regression analysis identified 7 predictive
variables accounted for 38% of the variance in academic procrastination.
T-test analysis found that Male procrastinates more than female, The first-year undergraduate
procrastinates more than the final year undergraduate students. Anova analysis found that
Hospitality and Tourism students procrastinate more than Psychology students. Due to high
prevalence in procrastination and several negative consequences that follow due to
procrastination (Klingsieck, 2013). Research into procrastination should be ongoing.
Implication and limitation are further discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 17:37
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 17:37
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2215

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