Determinants of Procrastination among young adults in their academics and professional lives

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Author(s): Ria Ramesh & A Sabu John

To cite this article: Ramesh, R., & John, A. S. (2023). Determinants of Procrastination among young adults in their academics and professional lives, Youth Voice Journal, ISSN (online): 2056-2969.

 

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Abstract

Procrastination is one of the most pervasive issues which exist in contemporary times among

students and professionals. This research aims to understand the modern determinants of

procrastination, including factors such as Fear of Missing out (FOMO), Social Zapping, and

Sensation Seeking with Impulsivity as a mediator. Limited research has talked about these

variables’ connection with one another. The study was conducted by collecting data from 294

young adults using convenience and snowball sampling with scales of the five variables in

question. A mediation analysis was performed which concluded that FOMO has a significant

effect on procrastination. Additionally, Social Zapping and FOMO showed a significant

relationship with impulsivity. This suggests that FOMO is the key factor that leads to students

and professionals choosing to procrastinate their academic/work-related activities in favour of

other alternatives such as social or recreational activities.

 

Keywords: Procrastination, Sensation Seeking, Social Zapping, Impulsivity, Fear of Missing Out

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