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| Published: June 25, 2016

Gender Does Not Influence Delaying Excuses: An Exploratory Study of the Reasons of Academic Procrastination among College Students

Jasmine Vij

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, M. M. Modi College, Patiala, Punjab (India) Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.016/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.016


Gender differences in various psychological constructs are a common phenomenon. This study has been designed to investigate the gender differences if any, in the reasons given for academic procrastination in undergraduate students. For this purpose, 200 high academic procrastinators (113 males and 87 females) in the age group 17-19 years were selected by administering PAAS. The frequency of the reasons given by high procrastinators was calculated by using percentage analysis. Laziness and time management were the two most cited explanations for procrastination. The reasons given by both the genders were compared using chi square. Results revealed that gender does not influence the excuses that males and females provide for academic procrastination.

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ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016