Writing apprehension and academic procrastination among graduate students

Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Kathleen M.T. Collins

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Abstract

Academic procrastination has been associated with both fear of failure and task aversiveness. Researchers have reported that most undergraduate and graduate students delay academic tasks. Among the latter, a large proportion report procrastination in writing term papers. Such procrastination may originate from and lead to anxiety about writing so the present purpose was to investigate the relationship between scores on Daly and Miller's 1975 Writing Apprehension Test and on the two dimensions, i.e., fear of failure and task aversiveness, of Solomon and Rothblum's 1984 Procrastination Assessment Scale-Students. Participants were 135 graduate students of varied disciplinary backgrounds. Correlations between writing apprehension and academic procrastination stemmed from fear of failure (.29) and task aversiveness (.41). Implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-562
Number of pages3
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Volume92
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems

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