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Title: Mediating role of self-efficacy on the relationship between conscientiousness and procrastination

Authors: Sandeep Singh; Rajni Bala

Addresses: Punjabi University Regional Centre for IT and Management, Mohali, Punjab, India ' Chitkara Business School, Chitkara University, Punjab, India

Abstract: This research study aims to explore the mediating role of self-efficacy on the relationship between conscientiousness and procrastination. The sample size of the study constitutes 255 textile managers/executives. Partial least squares-structural equational modelling (PLS-SEM) has been applied for testing the research hypotheses. As per the results, conscientiousness has shown a significant indirect effect on procrastination among the respondents through self-efficacy. Conscientiousness stimulates self-efficacy; where this finding corroborates with the one produced in many previous research works. The study has academic as well as practical implications. Although many research studies have been conducted on conscientiousness and procrastination, the current study investigates how this relationship is instituted.

Keywords: self-efficacy; conscientiousness; procrastination; textile industry; managers; PLS-SEM; mediating; relationship; effect; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2020.109422

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2020 Vol.11 No.1, pp.41 - 61

Received: 04 Oct 2019
Accepted: 22 Feb 2020

Published online: 24 Aug 2020 *

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