A study of self-efficacy, perfectionism, and extrinsic motivation as driving forces of procrastination amongst students

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Abstract

This study examines the combined relationship of self-efficacy, extrinsic motivation, and perfectionism on procrastination. 108 Education University of Hong Kong students, 45 males and 63 females, ages 18-25 were approached to complete a series of questionnaires examining their procrastination and the three factors. A significant three-way interaction was observed between the variables, with individuals with high perfectionism and high extrinsic motivation predicting higher procrastination when the individual’s self-efficacy was low, and high self-efficacy and low perfectionism reporting less procrastination when self-efficacy was high. Implications for reducing procrastination in classroom setting, and effects of parental styles were also mentioned along with ways to reduce procrastination for individual readers. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Thesis (BSocSc(Psy))--The Education University of Hong Kong, 2020.

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