Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Endodontics, Student Research Committee, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran

2 Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran


BACKGROUND: Test anxiety is a major educational problem among students all around the world.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between academic procrastination and
test anxiety among the dental students of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was a descriptive–analytical study. The study
sample consisted of 152 dental students; Solomon and Rothblum’s procrastination scale and
Friedman’s test anxiety questionnaire were used to collect data. To analyze the data, descriptive
and analytical statistics (analysis of variance, independent t‑test, and Pearson’s correlation) were
used at a significance level of P < 0.05.
RESULTS: The results of the present study showed that there is a significant relationship
between procrastination and test anxiety and its components. The relationship between academic
procrastination and gender was not significant, but a significant relationship was found between test
anxiety and its dimensions with gender in terms of cognitive error and total test anxiety. No significant
relationship was found between academic procrastination and test anxiety and their components
with marital status, age, and grade point average.
CONCLUSION: According to the findings of the present study, people with academic procrastination
have more test anxiety and fear of humiliation, irrational and negative thoughts, and more stress.


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