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Research has shown a relationship between procrastination and perfectionism, i.e. perfectionists generally tend to procrastinate. Therefore, the present study evaluated negative and positive perfectionism as predictors of procrastination in female high school students. This correlational study was conducted in 2015-16 academic year. The statistical population comprised all high school sophomores and juniors in Tehran, Iran. The research sample consisted of 300 female students. During the field data collection phase, the Positive and Negative Perfectionism Scale and Procrastination Scale were completed by the subjects. Perfectionism and its subscales were significantly related with procrastination in female high school students (P <0.001). Based on the calculated regression coefficient (0.001), negative perfectionism was a predictor of procrastination in high school girls. In addition, positive perfectionism had a negative relationship with procrastination. A combination of negative perfectionism, anxiety, and stress can predict procrastination and malfunction in female high school students. Therefore, in order to modify perfectionist behaviors, perfectionist students (especially negative perfectionists) need to be identified and encouraged to participate in psychological training and individual/group counseling programs. Such interventions will not only reduce the studentsâ€™ anxiety and tendency toward procrastination, but also improve their mental health and academic achievements.
Keywords: Negative and positive perfectionism, procrastination, students, girl.
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