Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 9(5), pp. 917 - 927
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2021.090504
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Mindfulness and Its Relation to Academic Procrastination among University Students

Fatima Eltayeb *
Faculty of Educational Sciences, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia


This study explored the level of mindfulness among Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University students and its relation to academic procrastination. The study was randomly chosen from different academic levels to be suitable for the sample of this study, where 1890 female students were chosen. A total of 206 students from science and arts sections participated in the study. The descriptive approach was used because it was more suitable for this study. For statistical analysis and conclusions, two measurement scales devised by the researcher were used: the Mindfulness Scale and the Academic Procrastination Scale. To find the suitability of those scales, honesty and stability factors were implemented on both. For data processing, SPSS statistical program was used to compute means, correlations, 1-taled and 2-tailed t-tests of students’ scores on the two scales. Results revealed that students had a high level of both mindfulness and academic procrastination. A statistically significant inversely proportional relationship was found between mindfulness and academic procrastination at (0,5) level. Furthermore, significant differences in mindfulness were found by study level in favor of the seventh level students. No statistically indicated significant differences in mindfulness and procrastination at (0,5)level were found by specialization (science vs. arts). After the statistical results, the researcher recommended to have more concern about counseling programs which aim to develop mindfulness, to increase awareness, and also to pay attention to the educational situation. Moreover, to do tasks on time will help make a positive cooperation and build more confidence between students and teaching staff members. In addition, the researcher recommended implementing counseling programs to eliminate the feature of academic procrastination among students. This study also recommended and emphasized the significance of improving E-learning and using new technology to make the educational process more attractive.

Mindfulness, Academic Procrastination, Procrastination

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Fatima Eltayeb , "Mindfulness and Its Relation to Academic Procrastination among University Students," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 917 - 927, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2021.090504.

(b). APA Format:
Fatima Eltayeb (2021). Mindfulness and Its Relation to Academic Procrastination among University Students. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 9(5), 917 - 927. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2021.090504.