Procrastination Amongst Undergraduate Students In Relation T0 Gender And Stream

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Undergraduate education is an essential part of higher education system in India. Undergraduate students’ psychological aspects influence their learning. Procrastination hampers an individual’s ability to successfully complete tasks on time. A procrastinating person always tries to delay the task. The study aimed to examine the condition of procrastination and the effects of demographic variables (gender and stream) amongst undergraduate students in Kolkata & surrounding districts. It was a survey based on 667 undergraduate students (including 330 male students and 337 female students) from various affiliated colleges under University of Calcutta. Their age range was between 16 to 24 years and the average age was 19 years around. The tools were Procrastination Scale for Students constructed by researcher and information schedule used for collecting the data. Descriptive statistics like Mean, SD, percentage and inferential statistics like ANOVA were done for the analysis of data. Results showed that male and female students differed with regard to procrastination. Stream wise (i.e. Science, Commerce and Humanities) no difference was seen among the students in procrastination.

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