Title: Procrastination, its antecedents and its organisational outcomes among employees in the public sector in Istanbul

Authors: Elif Bilginoğlu; Murat Yalçıntaş

Addresses: İstanbul, Turkey ' Department of International Trade, İstanbul Ticaret Üniversitesi, Turkey

Abstract: This study investigates the phenomenon of the tendency to procrastinate with its three triggers: time management, perfectionism, and fear of failure as well as its organisational outcomes which are higher job stress and lower job satisfaction. Parametric tests and path analysis were performed to analyse the relationship between the variables in the model. The results revealed that poor time management (time wasting and deficient time efficiency), discrepancy and fear of failure are causes of procrastination in organisations and the employees, who procrastinate, report a higher job stress and a lower job satisfaction.

Keywords: procrastination; time management; fear of failure; job stress; job satisfaction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBE.2020.105472

International Journal of Business Environment, 2020 Vol.11 No.1, pp.47 - 68

Received: 02 Feb 2019
Accepted: 07 May 2019

Published online: 26 Feb 2020 *

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