A Cross-Culture Study of Academic Procrastination and Using Effective Time Management

  • Martina Košíková Department of Mathematical Methods and Managerial Informatics, Faculty of Management, University of Prešov, Konštantínova 16, 080 01 Prešov, Slovakia
  • Veronika Loumová Department of Management, Faculty of Management, University of Prešov, Konštantínova 16, 080 01 Prešov, Slovakia
  • Jana Kovaľová Department of Managerial Psychology, Faculty of Management, University of Prešov, Konštantínova 16, 080 01 Prešov, Slovakia
  • Petra Vašaničová Department of Mathematical Methods and Managerial Informatics, Faculty of Management, University of Prešov, Konštantínova 16, 080 01 Prešov, Slovakia
  • Viktoria Mykhaylivna Bondarenko Department of Business-administration, Faculty of History and International Relations, Uzhhorod National University, Narodna Square 3, 880 00 Uzhhorod, Ukraine

Abstract

Duties, tasks, different situations or decisions need to be resolved on a daily basis. However, it often happens that because of over-information from different sides, an excessive number of tasks, the fast pace of life, and so on we tend to procrastinate important tasks for later. This phenomenon can occur in almost every area, including the academic area. This contribution, therefore, addresses the occurrence of academic procrastination and the establishment and use of time management by university students. The main objective is to identify possible differences in procrastination and the right use of time management in a cross-cultural context. A research sample consisted of 292 students from the Uzhhorod National University and from the University of Prešov, on which we surveyed the rate of procrastination and rate of time management through our own questionnaire. Subsequent testing of the obtained data revealed that there are statistically significant differences in procrastination between Ukrainian and Slovak students, but differences in time management have not been confirmed.

Keywords: procrastination, academic procrastination, time management, cross-culture, students
Published online
2019-11-29
How to Cite
Košíková, M., Loumová, V., Kovaľová, J., Vašaničová, P. and Bondarenko, V. (FIRST) “A Cross-Culture Study of Academic Procrastination and Using Effective Time Management”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPso.13348.
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