Type-A Personality and Procrastination

Samantha Maria DiMeglio

Abstract


Previous research suggests Type A personality, workload, stress, and procrastination are related. The more Type A a person is the more workload they take on (Sato et al., 1998). The higher a person’s perceived workload the more stress they report (Kausar, 2010). The higher their perceived stress the more likely they were to procrastinate (Veresova, 2013). I propose the more Type A a person is the more likely they are to procrastinate because of their increased perceived workload and stress. Survey results show the more Type A a person is the more likely they were to report high levels of perceived workload, perceived stress, and passive procrastination. Two mediation analyses show that workload mediates the relationship between personality and stress, and stress mediates the relationship between workload and passive procrastination. These relationships help support the claim that Type A personality leads to increased procrastination through increased perceived workload and stress.


Keywords


type a personality; personality; workload; stress levels; procrastination

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