Authors

TAHEREH ZOHREYI*, NASROLLAH ERFANI**, AHMAD ALI JADIDIYAN***

Departments

*M.A. Student in Educational Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan Branch, Hemedan, Iran - **Faculty Member, Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, I.R. of Iran - ***Faculty Member, Islamic Azad University, Kangavar Branch

Abstract

The present study was carried out in order to explain and predict academic stress based on academic procrastination among female students. The study method was correlational. The statistical population consisted of first grade female students of second high school in Kabudrahang in 2014-15. The sample size was estimated to be 210 individuals through Cochran formula. In so doing, multi-stage cluster sampling was employed. Data collection was carried out using Zajacova, Lynch and Espenshade academic stress questionnaire and Savari’s procrastination survey. The results of Pearson correlation coefficient indicated that there is a direct significant relationship between female students’ academic stress and the dimensions of intentional procrastination, procrastination caused by physical and mental fatigue, and procrastination caused by disorganization. The results of stepwise multiple regression analysis indicated that in the second step, the dimensions of procrastination caused by mental and physical fatigue and also intentional procrastination can predict and explain 49% of changes in female students' academic stress. Therefore, it can be concluded that students' academic stress will decrease with a drop in their procrastination.

Keywords

academic procrastination, academic stress, female student.