Perfectionism and Procrastination of Rizal Technological University Athletes

Joan Bonsol Marasigan, Marivic Tuanqui Sanchez, Amorsolo Felipe Espiritu


The Rizal Technological University is a perennial champion in different athletic competitions in the past decade. Behind this success are the student athletes who undergo rigid training and preparation. This study examined the Perfectionism and Procrastination of the students in sports, both of which are seen to have an impact on performance and winning attitude of the student athletes. Two standardized measure, the Competitive Orientations Scale and the Procrastination Scale, were used to survey 177 undergraduate student athletes currently enrolled in the University and have previously participated in an athletic event against athletes of other educational institutions. Results led the researchers to conclude that the respondents’ level of Procrastination is Neutral as they sometimes procrastinate but also show diligence, conscientiousness and perseverance with equal measure, with a Moderate Perfectionist tendency. There is no significant difference in the respondents’ perfectionist tendencies and their gender, age and years of playing experience while a significant difference is present when the sport discipline is concerned. There is a significant relationship between levels of Procrastination and the respondents’ age and years of experience, while there is no significant difference when tested with gender and sports. Results also show substantial relationship between perfectionism and procrastination. As there is a link between perfectionism and procrastination, the researchers therefore recommend that programs that will make athletes strive for excellence should always be provided since it results to strong desire for athletes to complete and master a task.


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