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Current Approaches in Social Sciences

Edited By Rasim Yilmaz, Günther Löschnigg, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay

Current Approaches in Social Sciences is a collection of research papers on a wide range of social issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The book will appeal to educators, researchers, social students and teachers of all subjects and of all levels, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a social context.

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The Relationship Between type a Personality and Procrastination Tendency among Academics ([Enver Aydoğan] [Emre Burak Ekmekçİoğlu][Ahmet Demİrdağ] [Gülfİz Ergİn Demİrdağ])

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Enver Aydoğan, Emre Burak Ekmekçİoğlu, Ahmet Demİrdağ & Gülfİz Ergİn Demİrdağ The Relationship Between type a Personality and Procrastination Tendency among Academics Procrastination Behaviour Procrastination means putting off a task until the last minute. It is derived from the Latin word “procrastinus” which means postponing until the next day (Klein, 1971, cited by Steel, 2007, p. 66). Procrastination behaviour refers to “unrealisti- cally postponing tasks which are needed to be completed on time” (Lay, 1986, p. 475). Rothblum, Solomon & Murakami (1986, p. 387) describe procrastination as delaying responsibilities, decisions, or tasks. According to these authors, pro- crastination and the mere decision to complete a task later differ from each other. The difference between the former and the latter is that individuals frequently tend to delay tasks and experience a considerable amount of anxiety in the case of procrastination. According to Ferrari (1992), procrastination tendency includes emotional, be- havioural, and cognitive elements. In line with this opinion, task characteristics (Ferrari and Tice, 2000), self-esteem protection (Ferrari, 1992), low self-esteem, poor time management, fear of failure (Solomon & Rothblum, 1984), and per- fectionism (Ferrari, 1992a) are considered as reasons for procrastination. Some studies have provided findings that suggest that procrastination is associated with a number of psychological variables. For example, it has a positive relationship with perfectionism (Ferrari, 1992a; Yorulmaz, 2003) and anxiety (Yorulmaz, 2003; Kağan, 2009), and a negative relationship with time management (Kağan, 2009) and self-esteem (Yorulmaz, 2003). Likewise, Rothblum et al....

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