INTERNET ADDICTION ITS IMPACT ON PROCRASTINATION OF HIGHER LEARNING STUDENTS IN PAKISTAN

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INTERNET ADDICTION ITS IMPACT ON PROCRASTINATION

INTERNET ADDICTION ITS IMPACT ON PROCRASTINATION RESEARCH PAPER

MUHAMMAD SALEEM*
AHMED MUJTABA OWAISI**
MUHAMMAD WASEEM TUFAIL***

Abstract
The study aims to investigate the level of internet addiction and procrastination and their impact on students of four higher learning institutes of Pakistan, including, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB), Bahauddin Zakriya University of Multan (BZU), University of The Punjab, Lahore (PU) and University of Karachi (UOK). A sample of 400 students was taken, including 200 males and 200 females by using the convenient sampling technique. Two scales were employed to measure variables, first Internet Addiction Test and second Procrastination Assessment Scale for Students (PASS). The findings of the study, exhibit that internet addiction is higher in male students while the level of procrastination is high among female students. The moderate level of internet addiction is more prevalent among the students of PU while lowest among the students of UOK. Procrastination is found highest among the students of University of the Punjab and lowest among students of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.

Keywords: 
INTERNET ADDICTION ITS IMPACT ON PROCRASTINATION SCALE,
Internet addiction Scale,
Academic procrastination,
Higher learning students Pakistan.

* Department of Applied Psychology, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
** Department of Psychology, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
*** Department of Psychology and Counseling-FPPM, Sultan Idris Education University
(UPSI), Malaysia.