Studying the Effect of Time Management Strategies on Students’ Academic Procrastination
Time management is one of the applied skills influencing academic process of students at all levels. The present research aimed to study the effect of time management skill on academic procrastination of students. The research method was pretest-posttest with control and test groups. The statistical population included all high school students in Borazjan, Bushehr Province, 33 of whom were randomly selected as the sample and divided into two groups of test (17) and control (16). Solomon & Rothblum’s Procrastination Assessment Scale for Student was filled out for all subjects. Then, subjects of test group participated in a time management training program for 8 sessions, while those in the control received no intervention. At the end of the training program, the questionnaire was again filled out by all subjects and the obtained data were analyzed using the univariate and multivariate analysis of covariance. The results showed that training of time management skills has a significant negative effect on components of academic procrastination of students. Given that time is a limited and irreparable resource, training of time management skills is of great importance, especially in educational environments and to high school students who are ready to enter higher education.