Analysis of Optimism and Procrastination in Students Who are Writing Thesis
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- Optimism, procrastination, student’s thesis
Obstacles faced by students whilst preparing their thesis could lead to a decline in their motivation. Thus, they will prefer to procrastinate instead of trying to finish their thesis work. It is believed that procrastination is highly correlated with optimism. Hence, this study aims to investigate the correlation between optimism and procrastination among college students who are working on their thesis. The study implemented a quantitative method with a purposive sampling technique. A total of 70 students had participated in this study as they could satisfy the required criteria for research participants, i.e., students of Psychology Faculty Universitas Negeri Makassar who are taking thesis courses in the 2010-2012 class and have obtained a supervisor. Data obtained in this study were analysed using the Spearman correlation test. The result of the data analysis shows that the correlation coefficient (r) and significance (p) value is -0.4404 and 0.000137 (p < 0,01), respectively. Thus, the hypothesis is accepted. The data shows that optimism and procrastination of students who are writing their thesis has a very significant negative correlation. The higher the level of optimism of students who are writing a thesis, the lower the level of their procrastination in completing the thesis requirement. Accordingly, the finding of this research advocates the importance of instilling an optimistic mindset among college students whilst working on their thesis to avoid procrastination.
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TY - CONF AU - Sitti Murdiana AU - Ahmad Ridfah AU - Walidah Nudhar Anhar PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/27 TI - Analysis of Optimism and Procrastination in Students Who are Writing Thesis BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Science, and Technology (ICEST 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 156 EP - 160 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201027.033 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201027.033 ID - Murdiana2020 ER -