Correlates of Academic Procrastination and Mathematics Achievement of University Undergraduate Students
Mojeed Kolawole Akinsola 1 * , Adedeji Tella 2, Adeyinka Tella 1
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1 University of Botswana, Gaborone, BOTSWANA2 Osun State College of Education; Ila-Orangun, NIGERIA* Corresponding Author


Procrastination is now a common phenomenon among students particularly those at the higher level. And this is doing more harm to their academic achievement than good. Therefore, this study examined the correlates between academic procrastination and mathematics achievement among the university mathematics undergraduate students. The study used a total sample of 150 part 3 and 4 students in the department of mathematics and mathematics education students in the university of Ibadan and university of Lagos, Nigeria. The 35 items academic procrastination scale developed and validated by Tuckman (1991) was used for the collection of data, in conjunction with the subjects GPA scores till date in mathematics. Findings indicates that: a significant correlation was found in the academic procrastination and academic achievement of the subjects in mathematics, significant difference also exists in the levels of procrastination and mathematics achievement of the subjects, with low procrastinators performing better than the moderate and the high procrastinators. Results further reveals the subjects procrastinate the same way irrespective of their gender. Implications of procrastination on academic achievement of students at all levels generally and some effective ways of remediation of procrastination were suggested.


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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2007, 363-370

Publication date: 23 Dec 2007

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