International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME)

ISSN: 2305-3623 (Print), ISSN: 2305-8463 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJEME Vol.2, No.7, Jul. 2012

A Study on Higher Vocational College Students’ Academic Procrastination Behavior and Related Factors

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Yusheng Ying, Wei Lv

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Higher Vocational College Students; Academic Procrastination Behavior; Related Factors


The purpose of this study was to examine academic procrastination behavior among higher vocational college students and explore the predictability of such variables as academic self-efficacy, academic frustration tolerance, achievement motivation, grade and gender. 440 students from two higher vocational colleges were taken as subjects. The results showed that (1) 41.6% of the subjects exhibited a high level of academic procrastination. (2) Students in Grade Three procrastinated more often than students in Grade One. (3) Male students showed more academic procrastination behavior than female students. (4) Academic self-efficacy, academic frustration tolerance and motive to avoid failure were desirable predictive variables for academic procrastination. (5) High procrastinators’ academic self-efficacy, academic frustration tolerance and motive to approach success were significantly lower than those of low procrastinators’, but their motive to avoid failure was significantly higher than that of low procrastinators’.

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Yusheng Ying, Wei Lv,"A Study on Higher Vocational College Students’ Academic Procrastination Behavior and Related Factors", IJEME, vol.2, no.7, pp.29-35, 2012.


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