Publication: The Role of Academic Motivation in Predicting Turkish Undergraduates’ Life Satisfaction and Academic Procrastination
Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Association
The present study aims to determine the motivational profiles of university students through a person-centered approach and to examine the relationship between motivational profiles, academic procrastination, and life satisfaction. The study participants comprised 1,770 undergraduates (1019 female, 749 male, and 2 not specified), who were categorized into three main profiles: (a) students with high levels of both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation but with a low level of amotivation (33.8%), those with a "high-level academic motivation profile"; (b) students with moderate levels of both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation but with low levels of amotivation (44.9%), those with a "medium-level academic motivation profile"; and (c) students with low levels of both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation with high levels of amotivation (21.3%), those with a "low-level academic motivation profile. The results of this study revealed that students with a high-level academic motivation profile have a high level of life satisfaction and a low level of academic procrastination. The results also show that students with medium-level academic motivation profiles have higher levels of life satisfaction than students with low-level academic motivation profiles. However, the academic procrastination level of students with medium-level academic motivation was found to be lower than that of students with a low-level academic motivation profile. © Common Ground Research Networks, Lindsay Asquith, Sumati Ahuja, All Rights Reserved.
Academic Motivation, Motivational Profiles, Self-Determination Theory, Academic Procrastination, Life Satisfaction
Demir Güdül, M. , Can, G. & Ceyhan, A. A. (2021). The Role of Academic Motivation in Predicting Turkish Undergraduates’ Life Satisfaction and Academic Procrastination . Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Journal , 11 (60) , 129-146 .