Current Psychology

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 135–144 | Cite as

Correlates of Academic Procrastination and Students’ Grade Goals

  • Crystal X. Tan
  • Rebecca P. AngEmail author
  • Robert M. Klassen
  • Lay See Yeo
  • Isabella Y. F. Wong
  • Vivien S. Huan
  • Wan Har Chong


This study examined correlates of academic procrastination and students’ grade goals in a sample of 226 undergraduates from Singapore. Findings indicated that self-efficacy for self-regulated learning was significantly and negatively related to procrastination. High self-efficacy for self-regulated learning also predicted students’ expectations of doing well and low self-efficacy for self-regulated learning predicted students’ expectations of not doing well academically. Additionally, help-seeking predicted students’ expectations of doing well academically while academic stress predicted students’ expectations of not doing well academically. Implications for education and educational practice were discussed.


Test Anxiety Wald Statistic Mastery Goal Asian Student Metacognitive Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Crystal X. Tan
    • 1
  • Rebecca P. Ang
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Robert M. Klassen
    • 2
  • Lay See Yeo
    • 1
  • Isabella Y. F. Wong
    • 1
  • Vivien S. Huan
    • 1
  • Wan Har Chong
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Division of Psychology, School of Humanities and Social SciencesNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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