Title

The association of perfectionism and active procrastination in college students

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Social Behavior and Personality An International Journal

Publication Date

1-1-2022

Abstract

It has been shown that perfectionism is a precursor to passive procrastination, which is a form of self-regulation failure, but little is known about the role of perfectionism in active procrastination. Thus, we sought to determine the relationship of high standards and discrepancy with active procrastination, which is a functional form of procrastination linked to better academic performance and psychological well-being. A convenience sample of 175 undergraduate students completed the Almost Perfect Scale-Revised and the Active Procrastination Scale. The results show there was a negative correlation between discrepancy and active procrastination. Students who perceived a larger discrepancy between their own performance goals and their actual performance were less likely to procrastinate actively. This suggests that the influence of perfectionism on procrastination may extend to active procrastination. Therefore, the implementation of interventions aimed at reducing individuals’ perfectionistic tendencies is of great importance.

ISSN

1179-6391

Volume

50

Issue

3

First Page

82

Last Page

89

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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