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Hope of Success and Fear of Failure Predicting Academic Procrastination Students Who Working on a Thesis

Sari Zakiah Akmal1*, Fitri Arlinkasari2, Andi Ulfa Febriani3

[1] Fakultas Psikologi Universitas YARSI, Indonesia. [2] Fakultas Psikologi Universitas YARSI, Indonesia. [3] Fakultas Psikologi Universitas YARSI,


Students, who are working on the thesis, have some difficulties caused by internal and external factors. Those problems can disrupt the completion of their thesis, such as the tendency to do academic procrastination. Increasing achievement motivation can reduce academic procrastination. This study aims to look at the role of achievement motivation (hope of success and fear of failure) in predicting academic procrastination. The study used a quantitative approach by distributing academic procrastination and achievement motivation questionnaires. The study involved 182 students who were working on a thesis as samples, which were obtained by using accidental sampling technique. Data were analyzed using multiple regressions. It showed that the hope of success and fear of failure have a significant role in predicting academic procrastination (R2 = 13.8%, F = 14,356, p <0.05). The hope of success can decrease academic procrastination, while fear of failure can improve it. Thus, interventions to reduce academic procrastination can be delivered by increasing students hope of success.


hope of success; fear of failure; academic procrastination

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Artikel History: Submitted: 2017-03-21 | Published: 2017-06-30
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24127/gdn.v7i1.724
Vol 7, No 1 (2017) Page: 78-86

(*) Corresponding Author: Sari Zakiah Akmal, Fakultas Psikologi Universitas YARSI, Indonesia, Email: sari.zakiah@gmail.com