Impact of Academic Procrastination on Self-esteem among Dental and Medical Undergraduate Students

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  • Vasiqa Bano National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS)
  • Ali Hassan Syed National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS)
  • Marium Abbas Cheema Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute (AFPGMI)
  • Hashmat Gul National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS)
  • Erum Idrees National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS)
  • Maliha Arshad National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.61982/medera.v4i2.69

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Academic procrastination, dental undergraduates, medical students, self-esteem

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of current study was to investigate the prevalence of academic procrastination among medical and dental students and examine the relationship between academic procrastination and self-esteem status in this populationT.

Study setting and duration: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 312 medical and dental undergraduates in Army Medical College Rawalpindi and Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry Rawalpindi from February 2022 to April 2022.

Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 312 students of Army Medical College Rawalpindi. Data were collected through questionnaire using the Rosenberg self-esteem scale and the Procrastination Assessment Scale-Student (PASS).The data collected were analyzed using SPSS software version 24.0.Descriptive tests, t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson’s correlation test were performed.

Results: The results indicated that a weak positive correlation (r = 0.022, P < 0.64) existed between academic procrastination scores and self-esteem scores. The mean difference of self-esteem scores (p=0.59) and academic procrastination scores (p=0.75) among males and females does not prove to be significant. The mean self-esteem score of the MBBS students was higher than BDS students. Similarly, the mean academic procrastination score of BDS students was higher than MBBS students.

Conclusion:The current study concluded that academic procrastination leads to low self-esteem among undergraduate students.

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30-01-2023 — Updated on 17-10-2023

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Bano, V., Syed, D. A. H., cheema, M. abbas, Gul, H., Erum Idrees, & Arshad, M. . (2023). Impact of Academic Procrastination on Self-esteem among Dental and Medical Undergraduate Students. MedERA - Journal of CMH LMC and IOD, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.61982/medera.v4i2.69 (Original work published January 30, 2023)

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