Self-Forgiveness, Regulation and Academic Procrastination in University Students

Thesis Title: Self-Forgiveness, Regulation and Academic Procrastination in University Students

Author Name: Maria Ashfaq

Supervisor: Gul-E- Sehar & Iram Fatima

Year: 2017

Degree: MSC

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 study was conducted to find out the relationship among self-forgiveness, regulation and academic procrastination in University students. It was hypothesized that self-regulation and self-forgiveness would be negatively related to active and passive procrastination and self-regulation and self-forgiveness would be negatively predict active and passive procrastination. Correlation research design was used to find out relationship between self-forgiveness, self-regulation and academic procrastination. The sample was collected by using non-probability convenient sampling technique and consisted of 302 public sector University students (male = 148, female = 154) with the age range of (17 to 29) years (M = 21.86; SD = 2.06). The data was collected by using Heartland Forgiveness Scale (HFS) (Thompson, 2005), Self-regulation Questionnaire (SRQ) (Brown, Miller & Lawendowski, 1999), Active Procrastination Scale (APS) (Choi & Moran’s, 2009) and Passive Procrastination Scale (Chu & Choi, 2009). The results showed that active and passive procrastination was negatively related with self-regulation and self-forgiveness while self-regulation negatively predicted both active and passive procrastination. Also, self-forgiveness negatively predicted active procrastination. The present study highlights the importance of self-forgiveness and self-regulation as coping strategy to reduce the academic procrastination behavior of students.


Self-forgiveness, self-regulation, active and passive procrastination.

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