Academic Procrastination and Anxiety among Young Adults in Relation to Academic Performance

Author: Ahmed Bilal

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2007-2009

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The current study investigates the relationship among academic performance, academic procrastination and anxiety. Purposive Sampling was used and a sample of 100 male students from science faculty at the University of the Punjab was selected. Survey method was used to collect responses on demographic and academic performance questionnaire, procrastination assessment scale-student (PASS), state-trait anxiety inventory (STAI). It was hypothesized that there is a relationship between academic performance, academic procrastination and anxiety. Pearson Correlation was used and results indicated that there a significant positive relationship between academic procrastination and anxiety while no relationship exists between academic performance and academic procrastination.

Keywords: Academic Procrastination, Anxiety , Academic Performance, Young Adults in Relation

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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