The Correlation Between Loneliness and Academic Procrastination Among Psychology Students at State University of Malang


One of the problems that often occurs when completing a thesis is academic procrastination. This can result in delayed graduation, which is not desirable in our education system. Loneliness can affect students’ academic performance. Globally, loneliness has been increasing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who are working on their thesis are vulnerable to loneliness. This research aimed to determine whether there is a correlation between loneliness and procrastination among psychology students who are working on their thesis. This research used descriptive quantitative methods, and data were obtained from online questionnaires that were distributed to 55 psychology students working on a thesis at the State University of Malang. Participants were recruited through convenience sampling. The research instruments used were two modified scales: the Loneliness Scale created by de Jong-Gierveld and Kamphuls (α = 0.796) [1] and the Academic Procrastination Scale created by McCloskey and Scielzo (α = 0.905) [2]. The data were analyzed with the Pearson Product Moment correlation test. The results showed that there was a weak but significant and positive correlation between loneliness and academic procrastination (r = 319; p < 0.05). Most research subjects had a moderate level of loneliness and academic procrastination.

Keywords: loneliness, academic procrastination, correlation

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