Journal of Computing in Higher Education

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 326–343 | Cite as

How does self-regulated learning relate to active procrastination and other learning behaviors?

  • Masanori Yamada
  • Yoshiko Goda
  • Takeshi Matsuda
  • Yutaka Saito
  • Hiroshi Kato
  • Hiroyuki Miyagawa


This research investigates the relationship between self-regulated learning awareness, procrastination, and learning behaviors in a blended learning environment. Participants included 179 first-grade university students attending a blended learning-style class that used a learning management system. Data were collected using questionnaires on participants’ self-regulated learning awareness, academic behavior awareness for procrastination, and a datalog on the timeliness of their report submissions to quantify learning behaviors. Participants answered both pre- and post-class questionnaires. As regards learning behaviors, report and 1-min paper submission time values were collected using the learning management system. The results revealed that internal value, self-regulation, and procrastination are fundamental elements that enhance the awareness of time management for planned learning. Positive time management awareness promotes the submission of the 1-min paper report within the deadline and of the regular report early.


Self-regulated learning Procrastination Learning behaviors Blended learning 



This study is funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (Grant Number: 15H02935).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masanori Yamada
    • 1
  • Yoshiko Goda
    • 2
  • Takeshi Matsuda
    • 3
  • Yutaka Saito
    • 4
  • Hiroshi Kato
    • 5
  • Hiroyuki Miyagawa
    • 6
  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Instructional SystemsKumamoto UniversityKumamotoJapan
  3. 3.University Education CenterTokyo Metropolitan UniversityHachiojiJapan
  4. 4.Fuji Electric IT Solutions Co., Ltd.TokyoJapan
  5. 5.Faculty of Liberal ArtsThe Open University of JapanChibaJapan
  6. 6.School of Social InformaticsAoyama Gakuin UniversitySagamiharaJapan

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