Empirical Analysis on the Level of Academic Procrastination among Office Technology and Management Students in Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro (Published)
This study was undertaken to investigate empirical analysis on the level of academic procrastination among the office technology and management students in Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro. This study adopted the ex-post facto of a correlational design. The population of this study was 711 students in Department of Office Technology and Management, School of Business Studies, Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro in the 2019/2020 academic year. The researcher sampled 427 (60%) of the students for the study. The stratified random sampling techniques were utilized sample the students utilized in the study. The instrument that was utilized in this study is a questionnaire titled, “Level of Academic Procrastination Scale (LAPS). Validity of the instrument was ascertained with Factor Analysis. Factor Analysis was utilised for the assortment of factors into the scale. The construct validity was ascertained with factor analysis. The factor matrix of the level of procrastination scale varies from .59 and .91. The factor matrix of the Class Attendance Scale was 77.3%. Study habits scale was 79.5% and Level of Procrastination Scale was 81.1%. The Cronbach Alpha Statistics was employed for determining the reliability of the instrument and the coefficient alpha. The internal consistency for the Class Attendance Scale was .89 (P<5). Multiple Regression Analysis were used to answer the four research questions while simple regression was used to test the four null hypotheses formulated to lead the study at 0.05 levels of significance. Findings showed that there was significant relationship between class attendance, study habits, gender, age and level of academic procrastination among office technology and management students in Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro.