The Influences of Time Perspectives on Academic Procrastination

  • Jasmina Nedeljković


This essay examines the relevance of time perspective to academic procrastination. As described, time perspective and academic procrastination were measured in a sample of 1304 Serbian students, using the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory and Lay’s General Procrastination Scale. The research draft was regressive, modeled by structural equations. All relations among the variables were one-way and predictive. The technique of modeling by means of structural relations was used in the statistical analysis. The model with best suitability indices was constructed with three time perspective dimensions—Past-negative, Present-hedonistic, and Future—and it explains 36% of the total variability in academic procrastination. A high Future orientation suggests a low academic-procrastination tendency, while a Present-hedonistic and a Past-negative orientation were connected with high academic-procrastination tendency.


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  1. 1.Business Psychology Department, Faculty for Legal and Business Studies dr Lazar Vrkatić, Novi SadUniversity UnionBelgradeSerbia

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