The Relationship between Self-Compassion and Academic Procrastination Being Mediated by Shame and Anxiety

The International Journal of Indian Psychology, Forthcoming

15 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2015

Date Written: December 1, 2015

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the direct and indirect influences of self-compassion on procrastination among Assumption University students in Thailand. The sample consisted of 200 respondents (male: n=74, 37%; female: n=126, 63%) who voluntarily filled in the study’s survey questionnaire consisting of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-Form Y) to measure anxiety; the Procrastination Assessment Scale for Students (PASS) to measure the level of academic procrastination; the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) to measure the level of self-compassion, and the Test of Self-Conscious Affect-3 (TOSCA-3) to measure the level of shame. Results from the path analysis indicated that the participants’ reported level of self-compassion was negatively associated with their level of academic procrastination; that is, the higher their level of self-compassion, the lower their reported level of academic procrastination. It was also found that self-compassion had a negative influence on the participants’ reported level of anxiety. Their reported level of self-compassion was not found to have any significant influence on their reported level of shame. Finally, neither shame nor anxiety had a significant influence on academic procrastination. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.

Keywords: Procrastination, Academic Procrastination, Self-compassion, Shame, Anxiety, Graduate Students

JEL Classification: A00

Suggested Citation

Hajiazizi, Amirhossein and Ho, Robert, The Relationship between Self-Compassion and Academic Procrastination Being Mediated by Shame and Anxiety (December 1, 2015). The International Journal of Indian Psychology, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2703405

Amirhossein Hajiazizi (Contact Author)

Assumption University ( email )

592/3 Ramkhamhaeng 24
Hua Mak
Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240
Thailand

Robert Ho

Assumption University ( email )

592/3 Ramkhamhaeng 24
Hua Mak
Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240
Thailand

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