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| Published: December 25, 2016

Influence of Personality and Self-Esteem on the Academic Procrastination among University Students

Vijay, M

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Kadhiravan, S

Professor & Head, Department of Psychology, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.102/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.102

ABSTRACT

Personality refers to a dynamic and unique organization which determines the characteristic behavior of people. It predominantly influences the life in various domains. There are many factors which could influence people’s behaviour in constantly changing environment. One such factor is self-esteem, which reflect overall emotional evaluation about their self-worthiness to get succeed in life. Academic procrastination indicates individuals’ tendency to delay or put off academic activities. This is closely associated with the self-esteem. Also, the characteristic structure could have an influence on academic procrastination. An attempt was made in this study to study the influence of personality and self-esteem on the academic procrastination among university students. 150 university students were selected through simple random sampling for this purpose and the data was collected through a survey. Results revealed that the academic procrastination of university students have significant negative relationship with their self-esteem. Some of the personality factors have significant association with their academic procrastination. The findings and implications are presented in the article.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.102/20160401

10.25215/0401.102

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016