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Procrastination, grit and self-efficacy for self-regulation:: A correlational study in a student sample
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Prokrastinering, grit och "self-efficacy for self-regulation": : En korrelationsstudie bland studenter (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Abstract

Background: Procrastination or the tendency to delay various actions despite knowing that this delay will likely bring negative consequences, is a widespread phenomenon. It has been found to be especially common among college students and has been linked to various negative outcomes.

Aim: The current study aimed to explore the relationship between procrastination and self-efficacy for self-regulation (belief in ones ability to successfully self-regulate) and grit (to pursue important goals over long periods of time with passion and determination, despite setbacks or distractions) in a sample of 208 Swedish university students.

Method: Self-report measures relating to the relevant constructs were administered to the students and analysed using correlational and partial correlational tests.

Results: Results indicated that procrastination were strongly negatively correlated with both grit and self-efficacy for self-regulation. Self-efficacy for self-regulation were also found to be a partial mediator of the relationship between grit and procrastination.

Conclusion: More research is needed on the relationship between self-efficacy for self-regulation and procrastination. Additionally, a more conceptually valid scale to measure grit should be developed.

Abstract [sv]

Abstrakt

Bakgrund: Prokrastinering eller, tendenser till att skjuta upp olika saker trots vetskapen om att förseningen troligen kommer medföra negative konsekvenser, är ett utbrett fenomen. Prokrastinering har befunnits vara särskilt vanligt bland universitetsstudenter och har sammankopplats med en flera negativa konsekvenser.

Syfte: Syftet med den aktuella studien var att undersöka relationen mellan prokrastinering, ”self-efficacy for self-regulation” (tilltron till sin egen förmåga att framgångsrikt utöva självreglering) och grit (förmågan att, med beslutsamhet och passion, jobba mot ett viktigt mål över långa tidsperioder, trots motgångar och distraktioner.

Metod: Självskattningsskalor relaterade till de relevanta konstrukten delades ut till studenterna som deltoga i studien och test för korrelation och partiell korrelation användes för att analysera resultaten.

Resultat: Resultaten indikerade att prokrastinering var starkt negativt korrelerad med både grit och ”self-efficacy for self-regulation”. ”Self-efficacy for self-regulation” visade sig också vara en partiell mediator mellan grit och prokrastinering.

Slutsats: Mer forskning behövs kring relationen mellan ”self-efficacy for self-regulation” och prokrastinering.  Ett mer konceptuellt valitt mätinstrument för grit behöver dessutom utvecklas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 28
Keywords [en]
Procrastination, grit, self-efficacy for self-regulation
Keywords [sv]
Prokrastinering, grit, self-efficacy for self-regulation
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-74712OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-74712DiVA, id: diva2:1211023
Subject / course
Psychology
Educational program
Psychologist Programme, 300 credits
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Available from: 2018-06-11 Created: 2018-05-30 Last updated: 2018-06-11Bibliographically approved

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