Jin Kuan Kok


Many students inMalaysiaare affected by procrastination. This study examines the relationship between academic procrastination and the motivational aspects of self-regulation. A sample consisting of 310 undergraduates from two Universities in Perak, Malaysia, was recruited to complete a modified version of the Procrastination Assessment Scale for Students (PASS) and the Academic Motivation Scale – College (AMS-C 28).  Interviews and focus groups were conducted. Results indicated that was a significant negative correlation between academic procrastination and the intrinsic motivation. A significant positive correlation was found between academic procrastination and extrinsic motivation. The identified motivation style under the extrinsic categories was found to be most frequently used.  Interpretation and implication were discussed in the context of Malaysia where students always internalised parents’ and society’s expectation in their academic careers.


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