Perfectionism, Procrastination and Academic Performance among University Students

Thesis Title: Perfectionism, Procrastination and Academic Performance among University Students

StudentĀ  Name: Samavia Malik

Supervisor: Iram Fatima, PhD

Degree: BS

Year: 2014-2018

Department: Institute of Applied Psychology

University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

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


The present cross-sectional study was designed to study relationship among perfectionism, procrastination and academic performance. It was hypothesized that there would be a relationship between perfectionism, procrastination and academic performance in University students. The sample consisted of university students (N = 150), including 122 female and 28 male (M = 21.79, SD = .94). Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (Frost, & Marten, 1990), Academic Functional Procrastination Scale (Mehmat Kandemir, 2014), and Academic Procrastination Scale (McCloskey, 2011) were used to measure the perfectionism, Active and passive procrastination respectively. Academic performance was measured through the GPA of the students. The results of the present study uncovered that adaptive perfectionism and active procrastination did not have significant relationship with academic performance. However, personal standards which are one of the dimensions of perfectionism significantly positively predicted academic performance.

Keywords: Perfectionism, procrastination, academic performance, adaptive perfectionism, maladaptive perfectionism, active procrastination, passive procrastination.

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