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Educ Strategy Med Sci 2015, 8(5): 295-300 Back to browse issues page
Role of Procrastination and Motivational Self-Regulation in Predicting Students' Behavioral Engagement
Abbasi M 1, Pirani Z2, Razmjoiy L3, Bonyadi F2
1- Psychology Department, Literature & Human Sciences Faculty, Kazerun Salman Farsi University, Kazerun, Iran , abbasi@kazeronsfu.ac.ir
2- Psychology Department, Literature & Human Sciences Faculty, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran
3- Psychology Department, Literature & Human Sciences Faculty, Kazerun Salman Farsi University, Kazerun, Iran
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Aims: As an important intervening factor to enhance educational and motivational performance of the students, understating the effective factors on behavioral enthusiasm plays a very important role. The aim of this study was to explain the role of motivational self-regulation and procrastination in predicting the students’ behavioral enthusiasm. 

Instrument & Methods: In the correlational descriptive cross-sectional study, 311 students of Arak University of Medical Sciences were selected via Available Sampling using Cochran’s Formula in 2014-15 academic year. Data was collected, using Students’ Educational Procrastination Scale, Motivational Self-regulating Scale, and Behavioral Enthusiasm Scale. Data was analyzed in SPSS 19 software using Pearson Correlation Coefficient, and Multiple Regression Analysis.

Findings: The highest and the lowest correlations were between procrastination and behavioral enthusiasm and between environmental control and behavioral enthusiasm, respectively (p<0.05). There was a positive and significant correlation between self-regulation and behavioral enthusiasm. In addition, there was a negative and significant correlation between procrastination and behavioral enthusiasm (p<0.001). Totally, procrastination (&beta;=-0.233) and motivational self-regulation (&beta;=0.238) explained 10% of the students’ behavioral enthusiasm variance (p<0.001; R²=0.102).

Conclusion: Any reduction in procrastination and any enhancement in motivational self-regulation can enhance the students’ behavioral enthusiasm. 

Keywords: Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder [MeSH], Self-Control [MeSH], Engagement , Students [MeSH],
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Health
Received: 2015/06/21 | Accepted: 2015/11/11 | Published: 2015/11/23
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