The relationship between irrational beliefs and perfectionism with academic procrastination

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Postgraduate student of school counseling, Department of counseling, Marvdasht branch, Islamic Azad Universty, Marvdasht,

2 Assistant professor, Department of psychology, Marvdasht branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran


Introduction: The general objective of the present study was the relationship of irrational beliefs and perfectionism with academic procrastination.
Materials and Methods: The statistical population of this descriptive-correlational study included all female students of high schools in Shiraz in academic year 1393-1394. The number of 300 students was selected by multistage clustering sampling method. The measurement tools used in this study included academic procrastination scale (Solomon and Rothblum 1984), IBT-A test (Ebadi and Motamedian 1384) and positive –negative perfectionism scale (Terry Short et al 1995). For data analysis, the descriptive statistics and regression analysis were used with SPSS.
Results:The results of simultaneous multiple regression analysis showed that irrational belief of helplessness for change can positively and negatively predict academic procrastination and demand for approval can negatively predict academic procrastination. Also positive perfectionism can negatively predict academic procrastination and negative perfectionism can positively predict academic procrastination.
 Conclusion: According to the obtained results, the irrational beliefs and perfectionism can predict academic procrastination.