How tendency of striving to avoid inferiority would predict procrastination among university students in Hong Kong? A structural equation modeling approach

Peter Yee Lap TO (Presenter), Barbara Chuen Yee LO (Presenter), Ting Kin NG (Presenter), Bernard Pak Ho WONG (Presenter), Anna Wai Man CHOI (Presenter)

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Abstract

The current study intended to examine whether the relationship between individuals’ striving to avoid inferiority tendency and procrastination was mediated by stress and then self-control. A total of 154 Hong Kong university students completed five sets of questionnaires, including the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21), the Striving to Avoid Inferiority Scale (SAIS), the Short Self-Regulation Questionnaire (SSRQ) and the General Procrastination Scale. The results of structural equation modeling revealed that striving to avoid inferiority positively predicted stress, stress negatively predicted self-control, and self-control negatively predicted procrastinating tendency. Striving to avoid inferiority did not directly predict procrastinating behaviour. Notwithstanding, the results of bootstrapping analyses supported the hypotheses that (H1) the effect of stress on procrastination was mediated by self-control, (H2) the effect of striving to avoid inferiority on self-control was mediated by stress, and more importantly, (H3) the effect of striving to avoid inferiority on procrastination was indirectly mediated by stress and self-control serially. Further research may investigate the thoughts and feelings pertinent to procrastinating behaviours and actual duration of procrastinating behaviour of the procrastinators among university students.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2021
EventPostgraduate Conference on Interdisciplinary Learning: Re-Imagining Postgraduate Studies in the 21st Century and Beyond - Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Duration: 26 Mar 202127 Mar 2021
https://www.ln.edu.hk/sgs/postgraduate-conference-on-interdisciplinary-learning-2021

Conference

ConferencePostgraduate Conference on Interdisciplinary Learning
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityTuen Mun
Period26/03/2127/03/21
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Bibliographical note

Abstract published in Postgraduate Conference on Interdisciplinary Learning : Re-Imagining Postgraduate Studies in the 21st Century and Beyond : Programme book, Lingnan University, 2021, p. 33-34.

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