Personality Correlates of Procrastination and Perfectionism among Adolescents


Authors : Payal Kanwar Chandel; Aneetha Rifa; Kumari Manju Phogat

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7688695

The time bounded life of modern era has forced people to execute work and tasks in a timely manner with stipulated deadlines for everything. In this environment of constant tension, competition and multitasking there may have this desire or need delay completion of work given for later. This tendency of delaying workuntil the last moments of the deadline is called 'Procrastination'. This subjective change in procrastination is ought to study through this research on the basis of the five-factor model of personality. This behaviour of striving for perfectionism is different among people and hence this study also focuses on perfectionism among different personality domains. Method: SAMPLE N = 158 Male = 67 Females =86 Research Design: The design used in the study is correlational research design to see if there is any relationship between the variables; procrastination, personality and perfectionism without controlling or manipulating any of them. Tools:  General Procrastination Scale (GPS)  NEO Five-Factor Inventory (Costa & McCrae, 1992).  The Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (1990) Result: The correlational findings of the study indicate that the variable procrastination has a significant (P<0.01) positive correlation with personality factors neuroticism and conscientiousness. Our study also suggests that there is a significant (P<0.01) negative correlation between procrastination and extroversion, which has no consistency with previous studies reviewed. According to this study, perfectionism has a significant (P<0.01) and positive relationship with conscientiousness. Another major finding of the study is that there is a significant (P<0.01) negative correlation between perfectionism and the agreeableness factor. The implication of the study: The study examines the investigation of personality correlates of procrastination and perfectionism among adolescents. The finding of the study may be helpful in teaching and school counselling areas to introduce different student development interventions relating to procrastination among adolescent students

Keywords : Procrastination, adolescents, perfectionism, personality, school counselling, training

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