International Journal of Education and Psychological Research
(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)
Authors:  Dr. D. Ravi Shanker  Dr. Revathi Sampathirao
A large body of research comprising the influence of procrastination and its effects on academic performance suggests that, there is relationship between procrastination and academic achievement. The main aim of the study was to examine the procrastination among school students and its influence on academic achievement. A procrastination scale comprising of 20 questions was considered for the present study, in addition to the demographic information, was administered on a sample comprising of class 8th and 9th students. A total of 139 students with a mean age of 14.01 (Â±.97) years participated in the study. The major findings of the study indicate lower maternal educational level significantly influenced studentâ€™s procrastination i.e., students showed more procrastination behaviors. The results have shown that procrastination exerts a significant impact on academic performance, consistent to the findings of previous research on academic procrastination.