Future Time Perspective Predicts Bedtime Procrastination, Self-Efficacy as a Mediator (76654)

Session Information: Psychology, Mental & Physical Health
Session Chair: Juthamas Haenjohn

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 16:55
Session: Session 5
Room: Room 607
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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Bedtime procrastination is a form of procrastination in the health domain, which has attracted more and more attention owing to the rising concerns for health. This study examines the underlying mechanisms of some determinants of bedtime procrastination. Based on the life history theory (Giudice, Gangestad & Kaplan, 2015), self-efficacy increases the perception of controllability of the environment and then promotes a slow life history strategy which is future-oriented and reduces procrastination. Thus, it was proposed that a higher level of general self-efficacy would predict a lower level of bedtime procrastination and future time perspective would mediate the association between them. Trait mindfulness could be a protective factor against bedtime procrastination and moderate the relations between bedtime procrastination and future time perspective or general self-efficacy. Data from a sample of 189 participants through an online survey in convenience sampling was collected. The results showed that the mediation effect of future time perspective on the relation between general self-efficacy and bedtime procrastination and the moderating effect of trait mindfulness on the associations with bedtime procrastination did not exist, but general self-efficacy mediated the relationship between future time perspective and bedtime procrastination. General self-efficacy, future time perspective and bedtime procrastination were significantly associated with each other. The present study implies that self-efficacy plays an important role in explaining bedtime procrastination. However, the influence of mindfulness on bedtime procrastination needs to be further investigated.

Kun Liu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Raymond Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Raymond Chan is a University Postdoctoral Fellow or Instructor at City University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong

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