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Front. Psychol.
Sec. Educational Psychology
Volume 14 - 2023 | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1089273

Emotion Regulation Difficulties and Time Management in Predicting Procrastination among University Students

 Balan Rathakrishnan1* and Jennifer Janius1
  • 1Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

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The present study aimed to investigate the effect of emotion regulation difficulties and time management on procrastination among university students in public university. This study is a survey study with a quantitative approach. A total of 456 respondents that were recruited through snowball sampling method, have completed the Pure Procrastination Scale (PPS), Brief version of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS-18), and Time Management Questionnaire (TMQ). The partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) technique was used to analyze the data. The results revealed that difficulties with emotion regulation positively influence procrastination, whereas difficulties with time management negatively influence procrastination, with emotion regulation contributing slightly more to procrastination than time management. An important finding of the present study is the existence of statistically significant effects of emotion regulation difficulties and time management on procrastination. Thus, future study should further investigate the effect of emotion regulation difficulties and time management on procrastination.

Keywords: procrastination, Emotion regulation difficulties, Time Management, university students, Procrastinación, Emotion Regulation

Received: 04 Nov 2022; Accepted: 07 Mar 2023.

Copyright: © 2023 Rathakrishnan and Janius. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Mx. Balan Rathakrishnan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia