Current Psychology

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 187–193 | Cite as

Academic Procrastination and Bedtime among Chinese Undergraduates: The Indirect and Moderating Effects of Sensation Seeking and Goal Disengagement

  • Bin-Bin ChenEmail author


This study examined the relationship between academic procrastination and bedtime and the indirect and moderating effects of sensation seeking and goal disengagement on that relationship. One hundred and ninety-nine Chinese undergraduate students (mean age = 19.30 years, SD = 1.11) completed a packet of questionnaires that assessed academic procrastination, bedtime, sensation seeking, and goal disengagement. Regression analyses indicated that there was a positive relation between academic procrastination and bedtime; however, the relation was stronger for those students with higher levels of goal disengagement than for those students with lower levels of goal disengagement. In addition, path analyses indicated that sensation seeking had an indirect effect on bedtime through academic procrastination. Implications for future research of the current study were discussed.


Academic procrastination Bedtime Sensation seeking Goal disengagement Indirect effects Moderating effects 



This study was s upported by Teaching and Research Section of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (JX09JC03201601) and the general support from the research fund of the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Fudan University.

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Human Studies

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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