Gender Differences in Academic Procrastination: Multidimensional Perfectionism, Self-esteem, and Depression
gender, procrastination, self-esteem, depression
The present study simultaneously examined self-oriented and socially-prescribed perfectionism, self-esteem, depression, and procrastination. Ninety-five undergraduate participants were given the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (MPS), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and the Procrastination Assessment Scale for Students (PASS). Multiple regression results indicate that there was a significant multiple relationships between socially-prescribed perfectionism, selforiented perfectionism, self-esteem, and procrastination (R= .56). However, while depression was not a contributing factor predicting procrastination, it was significant when examined with procrastination alone (r= .403, w .000). In addition, there were no gender differences found among the participants with regard to perfectionism, selfesteem, depression, or procrastination. The results have implications for the clinical field in practice and research settings.
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McGuire, John M.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Kennedy, Lindsay P., "Gender Differences in Academic Procrastination: Multidimensional Perfectionism, Self-esteem, and Depression" (1997). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 2702.