Academic Procrastination and its Relationship with Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction


Department of Psychology University of Sistan and Baluchestan


The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship of academic procrastination with self-esteem and life satisfaction. Two hundred and six students from Sistan and Baluchestan University were selected through the simple random method and completed the measures of Academic Procrastination, Self-esteem and Students’ Life Satisfaction. Correlational analysis indicated that procrastination was significantly related to self-esteem and so its dimensions; namely, academic achievement, social evaluation and appearance. There was a significant negative correlation between procrastination and life satisfaction. Multiple regression analyses indicated that self-esteem and life satisfaction were significant predictors for academic procrastination. Self–esteem was a greater predictor than life satisfaction for academic procrastination. Self-esteem accounted for 12.6% of the variance of academic procrastination (Beta=.29, p