Prioritizing Causes of Procrastination among University Students: An Empirical Analysis
Keywords:Procrastination, Relative Importance Index, Academic performance,
AbstractProcrastination is a complex phenomenon universally manifested in both the general public and academic environment. University students are particularly highly susceptible to procrastinate owing to the vast amount of work, unstructured available time, and numerous distractions accessible to them. Procrastination is in fact a very intricate psychological behavior that can have numerous causes. This study investigates the causes of procrastination among university students using Relative Importance Index (RII) and ranks them based on the Overall Relative Importance Index (ORII). The contributing factors of procrastination are then analyzed and prioritized. A multistage probability sampling technique was used to select the sample size of students for each year of study. The findings revealed that having too many works at one time is the number one factor and time management largely influences the procrastination habit of the students.
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