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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 23, Pages: 2282-2293

Original Article

The impact of perfectionism trait on anxiety and academic procrastination among international Saudi Arabian students studying in United States Universities

Received Date:18 May 2020, Accepted Date:14 June 2020, Published Date:29 June 2020


Objectives: To investigate the relationship of perfectionist personality traits to anxiety traits and academic procrastination. Also to examine the possibility of predicting trait anxiety and academic procrastination by measuring perfectionist personality traits. Methods/statistical analysis: the study followed the survey methodology. The sample consisted of 521 Saudi students studying in United States universities during the 2017-2018 academic year. Students participants were invited to complete an electronic survey that incorporated the: 1) Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale; 2) State-Trait Anxiety Inventory - Form Y; and 3) Tuckman Procrastination Scale. Regression analysis was utilized for study findings. Findings: the results of the study showed a significant positive linear relationship among trait anxiety with the three perfectionism dimensions: socially-prescribed perfectionism, self-oriented perfectionism, and other-oriented perfectionism. The findings also revealed a significant positive correlation between self-oriented perfectionism and academic procrastination. Novelty/applications: this study is the first of its kind to investigate the perfectionist trait and its relationship to academic procrastination and anxiety among Saudi students studying in the US.

Keywords: perfectionism; anxiety trait; procrastination; Saudi students; Unites States universities


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