PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, vol.123, no.3, pp.825-843, 2020 (SSCI)
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Self-handicapping, procrastination, test anxiety, self-esteem, self-compassion, ACADEMIC PROCRASTINATION, DEFENSIVE PESSIMISM, ACHIEVEMENT, STRATEGIES, PROTECTION, VALIDITY, ALCOHOL, CONSEQUENCES, AUGMENTATION, ATTRIBUTIONS
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The purpose of the present study was to examine the predictor role of procrastination, test anxiety, self-esteem, and self-compassion for the variation in university students' self-handicapping. The sample of the study consisted of 801 undergraduate students (404 females and 397 males). In order to collect data, Self-Handicapping Scale, Tuckman Procrastination Scale, Anxiety Subscale of Academic Emotions Questionnaire, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and Self-Compassion Scale were used. Stepwise regression analysis was conducted, and results showed that all of the predictor variables significantly contributed in explaining self-handicapping. The model explained the 59% of the variance in self-handicapping, whereas semi-partial variance of procrastination, test anxiety, self-esteem, and self-compassion were 17%, 4%, 2%, and 2%, respectively.