Due Monday, Do Monday: A Qualitative Study of Academic Procrastination Among Undergraduate Students During the Pandemic
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- Academic procrastination; Views on academic procrastination; Reasons for procrastination; Undergraduate students; Qualitative analysis
Academic Procrastination (AP) has become even more widespread in today’s society, especially in the higher education sector. Considering that it has been reported as a detriment to success and productivity, the need for a more in-depth analysis of AP that extends beyond the horizons of quantitative methods increases. Based on this, this qualitative descriptive study sought to realize the following objectives: (1) How undergraduate students view academic procrastination, and (2) The reasons why undergraduate students procrastinate on their academic obligations. The study administered semi-structured interviews to 10 undergraduate students and through thematic analysis. It was able to reveal six recurring views toward AP, which can be simplified as follows: AP is a form of rest; it’s unproductive, a common habit of students; it limits one’s ability due to wasted time, negatively affects one’s physical and mental health, and it boosts one’s ideas and creativity. Furthermore, nine recurring reasons why students resort to AP were also disclosed, the reasons being: the task is too lengthy, academic burnouts, peer conformity, length of due dates, wanting to finish the task in one sitting, unclear instructions, lack of knowledge, professors’ leniency, and non-conducive learning environments. Based on these findings, it can be inferred that AP is not an isolated problem pinned to the students, but it is also a concern involving the management of learning of the faculty as well as the educational institutions.
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TY - CONF AU - Helengrace Lao AU - Katreena Gayle Lao AU - Kent Adnil Lao AU - Marianet Delos Santos AU - Ericson Alieto PY - 2023 DA - 2023/04/28 TI - Due Monday, Do Monday: A Qualitative Study of Academic Procrastination Among Undergraduate Students During the Pandemic BT - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 197 EP - 221 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-042-8_18 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-042-8_18 ID - Lao2023 ER -