Investigating Academic Procrastination Among University Students 

Shohidahon Nurmatova, 

English Language Teaching Department, Tishk International University, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

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Published: February 22, 2023


Academic procrastination has been a common problem among university students and has had a negative impact on their academic performance and overall well-being. This research study examined the prevalence of reasons for academic procrastination among university students at Tishk International university in Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq. 82 second-year students of different ages, departments, and cultural background were involved in the current study. The Procrastination Assessment Scale–Students (PASS; Solomon & Rothblum, 1984) was adopted to assess the prevalence and reasons for student procrastination. Results revealed that major key factors affecting students to procrastinate are fear of failure, task aversiveness, destruction, and difficulty in time management, whereas other academic functioning components such as perfectionism and lack of clear goals, had minor effect on students’ academic procrastination.  

Keywords: academic procrastination, prevalence, time management, procrastination 

DOI: 10.23918/vesal2023v38