Thesis Title: Perfectionism, Procrastination and Academic Performance among University Students
Student Name: Samavia Malik
Supervisor: Iram Fatima, PhD
Department: Institute of Applied Psychology
University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: email@example.com, 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.