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University of Tabriz
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Procrastination is a behavioral phenomenon, described as the act off putting off the tasks, which may result in stress, a sense of guilt, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as social disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. The present study aimed to investigate the role of goal orientation, self- efficacy in self-regulation and personality in the academic procrastination. Using a random stratified method, 372 students were selected from the whole students of Tabriz University. They were assessed by Academic Procrastination Orientation Questionnaire (APOQ), Achievement Goal Inventory (AGI), Scale of Academic Motivation (SAM), and NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI). The results showed that mastery-approach, work-avoidance, performance-avoidance, and performance-approach as methods of goal orientation as well as self-efficacy in self-regulation and personality characteristics such as neuroticism and conscientiousness could predict procrastination differentially and in a combined method. Therefore, based on the study results it could be concluded that students' academic procrastination could be explained based on goal orientation, self-efficacy of self-regulation and personality characteristics such as neuroticism and conscientiousness. In other words, any orientation on achievement goals includes characteristics that have different roles in the prediction of procrastination. Besides, in most of personal and social situations, personality traits determine the individual behaviors.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2012/11/12 | Accepted: 2013/11/25 | Published: 2013/11/25

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