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Factors Influencing Academic Procrastination in College Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stafford, Ruby (2022) Factors Influencing Academic Procrastination in College Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The present study aims to investigate the factors which influence academic procrastination in college students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previous research into this topic suggests that gender differences do exist in academic procrastination, with the majority of research indicating that males tend to procrastinate their academic work more than females. Previous research has been attributed these differences to fear of failure in females, and desire to partake in risk-taking behaviours among males. Previous studies also indicate that age, social media addiction and academic self-efficacy are predictors of academic procrastination among college students. There is a gap in the available literature with regard to the relationship between Covid-19 related anxiety and academic procrastination, therefore the present study aimed to further understand the relationship between these variables. A total of 95 participants took part in the following research, which required participants to take part in four questionnaires which measured academic procrastination, social media addiction, Covid-19 related anxiety, and academic self-efficacy. The participants in this study were college students aged 18-25. A multiple regression analysis was conducted to test the ability of age, social media addiction, Covid-19 related anxiety, and academic self-efficacy to predict academic procrastination, the results indicated that self-efficacy was the only significant predictor of academic procrastination. A Mann-Whitney U test was carried out to examine gender differences in procrastination, with results revealing that females are significantly more likely to procrastinate than males.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Emotions
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4150 Computer Network Resources > The Internet > World Wide Web > Websites > Online social networks
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunications > The Internet > World Wide Web > Websites > Online social networks
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2022 11:04
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2022 11:04
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5683

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