A study on the relationship between the behaviour of the academic procrastination of the psychological counseling and guidance students and their goal orientations and self-esteem
The academic procrastination is one of the reasons that university students experience problems in both their educational life and academic. The behavior of delaying academics has effects reaching from the completion of homework to preparation for exams. This therefore can present itself in the student’s life as a resentment towards both educators and education. The basic goal of this study is to examine the relation between academic procrastination of the Psychological Counseling and Guidance students and achievement goal and their self-esteem. Besides this basis, another purpose of this study is to find out whether a difference occurs in academic procrastination of the Psychological Counseling and Guidance Departments students when their class level, gender, and success are taken into consideration. Survey method was used in the study as a data collection tool. The participants in this study were 426 students who were attending to Psychological Counseling Department. The data were also collected using the Academic Procrastination Scale, 2x2 Goal Orientations Scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and the Information Form prepared by the researcher. The findings showed that there was a significant relation between academic procrastination of the Psychological Counseling and Guidance students and their self-esteem. According to the results a medium-level, negative and significant correlation was also found between academic procrastination behaviour of the Psychological Counseling and Guidance students and their learning approach.
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