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.
McGuire, John M.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Length of Campus-only Access
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.