Investigating the relationship between self-esteem and stress coping styles with students’ procrastination




The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between self-esteem and stress coping styles with students’ procrastination. The statistical population of the study is all high school female students in Mashhad City in the academic year of 2018-2019. Due to the high volume of the population, using the Karajsi and Morgan (1970), the sample size was 384. Subjects answered three questionnaires that are: Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (1965), Andler and Parker's Stress Dealing Styles (1990), and Solomon and Rothblum Academic Procrastination (1984). Pearson Multiple Correlation coefficients were used for analyzing the data. The results showed that between self-esteem with procrastination and avoidance coping style with procrastination, is a significant relationship (p <0.05). Both of the self-esteem and the avoidance coping style variables are procrastination’s predictions (p <0.05). In other words, the lower self-esteem and the more avoidance coping styles of a person is, the more procrastination they show.

Author Biographies

Shamim Shamel, Khayam University

MA in General Psychology, Khayam University, Mashhad, Iran

Mahdi Nayeri, Islamic Azad University

Ph.D of Health Psychology, Torbat-e-Jam Branch, Islamic Azad University, Torbat-e-Jam, Iran


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