Academic self-efficacy and academic procrastination: Exploring the mediating role of academic motivation in Turkish university students

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Malkoç A., Mutlu A.

Universal Journal of Educational Research, vol.6, no.10, pp.2087-2093, 2018 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061005
  • Journal Name: Universal Journal of Educational Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2087-2093
  • Keywords: Academic motivation, Academic procrastination, Academic self-efficacy
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study has been to investigate the relationships among academic self-efficacy, academic motivation, and academic procrastination. The study has further delved into the question of whether academic motivation mediates the relationship between self-efficacy and academic procrastination. In order to investigate such links, three hundred and nineteen university students (218 females and 101 males) enrolled in the education faculty of a private university in Istanbul, Turkey, offered data. For data collection, the Aitken Procrastination Inventory, Academic Self-Efficacy Scale, and Academic Motivation Scale have been used. The results of the study indicate that academic motivation partially mediate the relationship between academic self-efficacy and academic procrastination.