| Published: June 03, 2021
Personality traits, Self-Esteem and Academic Procrastination in Cameroon
This study investigates the link between personality traits, self-esteem and academic procrastination among university students in Cameroon. Participants are 291 students to whom three scales have been administered: the French version of the Big Five personality Inventory scale (Plaisant et al., 2010), the academic procrastination scale (Ghazal, 2012) and Rosenberg’s (1965) self-esteem scale. The survey was conducted both online via the Google Forms platform, and by administering the physical questionnaires. The results indicate that academic procrastination is significantly and negatively correlated with the personality factors of conscientiousness and openness to experience. On the other hand, the relation with neuroticism is positive and average. As for self-esteem, it is negatively correlated with academic procrastination. These results are among the first on the phenomenon in Cameroon and corroborate the conclusions of certain studies while differing from several others. Research perspectives are subsequently considered.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2021, Njengoué Ngamaleu, H. R. & Eka Nke, A. L.
Received: March 12, 2021; Revision Received: May 16, 2021; Accepted: June 03, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021