The secure attachment style oriented psycho-educational program for reducing intolerance of uncertainty and academic procrastination

Yıldız & Iskender: Secure attachment, academic procrastination & intolerance of uncertainty
  • Banu YildizEmail author
  • Murat Iskender


This research tested the effect of a secure attachment style oriented psycho-educational program developed by Yildiz (2017) on intolerance of uncertainty is identified as biased information process result from high threats and incorrect evaluations and academic procrastination is regarded as irrational tendency to leave the beginning or completion of the academic assignment to the next day. In this research, 2X3 (experimental/control groups x pretest/posttest/follow up measurements) split plot design was used. The psycho-educational program prepared for this purpose was conducted with 24 secondary school students who were randomly chosen among the 7th-grade students had a mean age of 13 years attend to a secondary school affiliated to National Education Ministry. Secure attachment style-oriented psycho-educational program which includes 8-week sessions and aim to decrease intolerance of uncertainty and academic procrastination and were applied to the experimental group, whereas any program was not executed for control group students. Two-way ANOVA for Repeated Measures was used to determine whether the difference between measurements and groups were found or not and Tukey’s Post-Hoc Test was utilized to determine sources of this differentiation. According to the findings, intervention*time had a significant effect on intolerance of uncertainty and academic procrastination and the psycho-educational program was effective in reducing intolerance of uncertainty and academic procrastination and this effect was permanent after the program ended. However, it was determined no significant changes in the levels of intolerance of uncertainty and academic procrastination on the control group. The conclusion was discussed in the light of the results and suggestions were proposed for further studies.


Secure attachment Intolerance of uncertainty and academic procrastination 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Faculty of EducationAlanya Alaaddin Keykubat UniversityAlanyaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Faculty of EducationSakarya UniversitySakaryaTurkey

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