The Relationship between Volitional Regulation and Procrastination in University Students

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Abstract

The article is aims to clarify the features of relationship between volitional regulation and procrastination. The results of an empirical study obtained on a student sample are presented. The study involved 1-4 years university students of Lomonosov Moscow State University (N=304) from sociology, chemistry and mechanics and mathematics faculties (average age 19.58 years old, st. dev. 1.57). The following techniques were used: the formalized self-rating technique of V.A. Ivannikov, E.V. Aidman, "Action Control Scale" by J. Kuhl in adaptation of S.А. Shapkin, Purpose in life test of Crumbaugh and Maholick in adaptation of D.A. Leontiev and General procrastination scale (C. Lay) in adaptation of O.S. Vindecker and M.V. Ostanina. The results show that students with more developed volitional regulation are less prone to procrastination. There were no significant differences in the indicators of volitional regulation and procrastination between students of different courses and faculties.

General Information

Keywords: volitional regulation, volitional traits, procrastination, action orientation, state orientation, meaningfulness of life

Journal rubric: Psychology of Personality

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2022150407

Received: 06.09.2021

Accepted:

For citation: Barabanov D.D. The Relationship between Volitional Regulation and Procrastination in University Students. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2022. Vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 112–122. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2022150407. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Daniil D. Barabanov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of General Psychology Department at the Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0854-4534, e-mail: barabanovdd@mgppu.ru

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