Structural Relationships Among Academic Motivation, Procrastination and Perfectionism: A Modelling Study


Akpur U. , Yurtseven N.

Cumhuriyet International Journal of Education, cilt.8, ss.95-112, 2018 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Dergi Adı: Cumhuriyet International Journal of Education
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.95-112

Özet

The ever-increasing demands for a better and deeper understanding of the nature of learning has urged researchers to examine the factors affecting the learning process. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a model could be formed on the ground of the structural relationship pattern among motivation, procrastination and perfectionism. The participants consisted of 210 students studying at a state university in İstanbul. As data collection tools, Academic Motivation Scale, Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale and Aitken Academic Procrastination Inventory were administered to the study group. Data obtained were analysed using SPSS 21.0 and AMOS 21.0 software program through Structural Equation Modelling. Results indicated that maladaptive perfectionism, as was the case with procrastination, was affected by intrinsic and extrinsic motivation as well as amotivation. On the other hand, adaptive perfectionism was affected by intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. In the light of the theoretical background, the suggested model was tested and after necessary path analysis, it was revised and the structural relationship pattern among motivation, procrastination and perfectionism was suggested as a model.