Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences
Volume 10, No. 2, 2012
DOI: 10.36108/ijss/2102.01.0230

Organizational Culture and Psychological Factors as Predictors of Indulgence in Procrastination Among Civil Servants in Oyo State, Nigeria

Richard A. Adu and *Nyitor A. Shenge

Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria



The study investigated the influence of organizational culture, self-esteem, self-efficacy and self regulation on indulgence in procrastination. It utilized a correlational survey design involving two hundred and forty two sampled male (114) and female (128) civil servants in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Data were collected from the sample using five scales. All the scales were re-validated. Four hypotheses were tested. The results of correlation analyses showed both age and marital status had significant negative relationship with procrastination Likewise, significant negative relationship existed between marital status and indulgence in procrastination and between work experience and indulgence in procrastination. Further, the results of multiple regression analysis revealed that organizational culture, self-esteem, self-efficacy and self-regulation Jointly predicted indulgence ill procrastination- and that only self-esteem independently predicted procrastination. The results of analyses of variance showed that both self-esteem and self-regulation had significant independent main effect on indulgence in procrastination. The t-test analysis result indicated that organizational culture had significant influence on indulgence in procrastination. The findings imply that organizational culture, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-regulation are significant predictors of indulgence ill procrastinating behaviour among civil servants in Oyo state. The paper recommends that employers of labour should take cognizance of these predictors in their intervention programs to boost employees’ productivity and reduce indulgence in procrastination.
Keywords: Organizational culture, self-esteem, self-efficacy, self-regulation, indulgence in procrastination


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