The Relationship of Procrastination and Self-Esteem on the Failing Grades

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THE RELATIONSHIP OF SELF-ESTEEM AND PROCRASTINATION ON THE FAILING GRADES OF THE COLLEGE STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MINDANAO, KABACAN, COTABATO

PAMELA CLAIRE C. GARROTE

A Thesis Outline Submitted to the Department of Psychology, College Of Arts and Sciences, University of Southern Mindanao,
Kabacan, Cotabato in Partial Fulfillment of the
Requirements for the Degree of

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY

MARCH 2013
INTRODUCTION

College is a fun, exciting, and challenging experience for most students, but for some, it is simply too much to handle. Few high school students are aware of what college life is like. Unlike in high school, college classes usually require a large amount of time spent outside class, working for the class, and some students do not understand the importance of this. A surprisingly large number of college freshmen have extremely poor time-management skills, which can lead to more time, spent partying than studying, which is the main cause of failing tests. All of these are causes of the students ultimately flunking out of college. Self-esteem is the overall self-evaluation of one’s self, this is according to Myers. It is said to be the most important in helping the person grow. You cannot achieve a certain goal if you don’t have it. With a high level of self-esteem, it can help you in your studies, at work and in dealing with other people. Procrastination, in layman’s term, it said to be wasting your time. This dilemma is very common especially in those who are studying. With this kind of attitude there are most likely to be successful. Many students entering college have extremely poor time management skills. One major problem is procrastination. Some students will wait till the night before a project is due before starting it, quickly rushing through the project, making careless errors, and getting little rest that night. Another self-destructive habit many college students have is cramming for tests. Often this cramming session takes place the night before, or even the morning of, the test, wherein the student tries to cover many weeks worth of material in a few hours. This method of studying is almost worthless because the student will never retain any of the knowledge he or she "studied. 

Objectives of the Study

The purpose of this study wants to know the relationship of self-esteem and procrastination on the failing grades of the college students of University of Southern Mindanao, specifically aims to:

1. Measure the level of their self-esteem.
2. Know if self-esteem and procrastination create a big impact in their failing grades.

Significance of the Study

The outcome of this study can be very helpful, especially to the locale of the study. If this study will be conducted successfully, those students who have failing grades because of low self-esteem and are procrastinating can be serving as participants in seminars such as boosting your self-esteem. It can be beneficial to the university they can also help improve the education of the students.

Scope and Delimitation

This study focuses on the self-esteem and procrastination and its possible relation to the failing grades of the college students of USM. The participants were chosen regardless of their age, sex/gender, ethnicity, and financial ability. The participants were also those who have failing grades.

Hypothesis of the Study

Ho: There is no relationship of self-esteem and procrastination on failing grades.

Theoretical Framework

Individual Psychology was founded by Alfred Adler. It is a cognitive, goal-oriented, social psychology interested in a person’s beliefs and perceptions, as well as the effects that person’s behavior has on others.  It is one of the few psychologies interested in democratic processes in the home, school and work place.  Individual Psychology promotes social equality, which means granting each other mutual respect and dignity regardless of our...
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