PROCEDIA SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES, vol.29, pp.1418-1425, 2011 (SSCI)
Procrastination is extremely prevalent behaviour, mainly in school settings. It is described as"knowing that one is supposed to and perhaps even wanting to complete an academic task but failing to perform the activity within the expected or desired time frame." Procrastination also appears to be a troubling phenomenon. People most strongly characterize it as being bad, harmful, and foolish (Briody, 1980), and over 95% of procrastinators wish to reduce it (O. Brien, 2002). The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of variables such as gender, department, grade level, and income on students. academic procrastinations. Participants were the 366 students attending Faculty of Education and Faculty of Science and Letters of Celal Bayar University in Manisa, Turkey. The results of the study show that procrastination means are different for gender groups. Male students are more likely to procrastinate their academically works. Means are also different according to department. English Literature and Letters students are more procrastinators than Biology and Turkish Literature students. There are no differences according to grade level or socio-economical degree. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of Dr Zafer Bekirogullari.