[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
Main Menu
Journal Information::
Articles archive::
For Authors::
For Reviewers::
Contact us::
Site Facilities::
Search in website

Advanced Search
Receive site information
Enter your Email in the following box to receive the site news and information.
:: Volume 5, Issue 1 (6-2016) ::
مدیریت پرستاری 2016, 5(1): 17-28 Back to browse issues page
Assessing the prevalence of organizational procrastination and the associated factors among nursing and midwifery staff
Behrooz Rezaei* * , Mohammad Hossein Yarmohammadian2 , Hossein Mahmoodzadeh Ardakani3
PhD in Health Services Management, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.beh.rezaei@gmail.com (Corresponding Author) , : beh.rezaei@gmail.com
2- Health Management and Economics Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3- Nursing Department , Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
Abstract:   (7366 Views)

Introduction: Procrastination as one of the biggest obstacles to human resource efficiency has an important role in reducing performance, productivity and health of employees and organizations. Any kind of procrastination can cause irreversible complications for patients in hospitals.
Aim: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of procrastination and relationship between demographic and job characteristics in nursing and midwifery staff.
Method: This Cross-sectional study was conducted in 2013 in Isfahan social welfare hospitals. The study sample included nursing and midwifery staff (n=290) were selected through stratified randomized sampling. Data were collected by demographic questionnaire and organizational procrastination scale. Procrastination scale is a self report questionnaire includes 25 items and three subscales of inefficiency, mental anxiety and aversion of duty. The reliability(α=0.892) approved in past studies. Data was analyzed with correlation coefficient, ANOVA and independent T test in 0.05 significant levels with using spss21 software.
Results: The mean score of procrastination was 52/46 ± 12/99. More 70 percent of the staff had low procrastination, and 1.5 percent had a high procrastination. Mean score of procrastination scale had significant relationship with hospital service(P=0.039). Subscale scores of inefficiency were significantly higher in males’ nursing staff. Procrastination in emergency and surgical wards’ staff, midwives, official employees and married employees was higher but the occupational and personal factors didn’t associated with the procrastination significantly(P>0.05).
Conclusion: Due to the sensitivity of the nursing and midwifery staff tasks, identifying, training and managing the staff with medium and high procrastination is recommended.

Keywords: negligence, procrastination, nurse, midwife
Full-Text [PDF 306 kb]   (7697 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/08/5 | Accepted: 2017/05/2 | Published: 2017/05/28
1. Kazemi M, Fayyazi M, Kaveh M. Investigation of procrastination prevalence and its causes among university managers and employees. Journal of Management 2011; 2(4):42-63. [Persian].
2. Abdekhhodaei MS, Fatehi Y, Pourgholami F. Investigate the relationship between procrastination and perfectionism and self-efficacy among hospital staff of Frashband city. Proceedings Congress of The first congress in Iranian social psychology; 2011 Feb1-2; Tehran, Iran. [Persian].
3. Khosravi AA. A study of the relationship between job satisfaction and procrastination. Quarterly Journal of Educational Leadership and Administration 2008; 3(2): 125-141.[ Persian]
4. Khodabakhshi M, Sepahvandi M, Sheikhaleslami A, Habibi E. The prediction of organizational procrastination and life satisfaction according to job burnout and years of career. Journal of Military Medicine 2016; 4(17): 207-213 [Persian].
5. Piri Kamrani M, Salimi P, Momeni K. The effectiveness of life skills training on procrastination in education teachers. Proceedings Congress of The first congress in Iranian social psychology; 2011 Feb1-2; Tehran, Iran. [Persian].
6. Allis A, Jeams Nal W. The psychology of procrastination. Translated in Persian by Mohammad Ali Farjad. 4th ed. Tehran: Roshd Publications; 2009. [Persian].
7. Steel, P.(2004). The nature of procrastination: A Meta analytic study. Accessed Jul 10, 2016. Available at: URL: http://www. ucalgary. Ca/mg/research/ media/2004_07. pdf.
8. Ferrari JR, Callaghan JO, Newbegin I. Prevalence of procrastination in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia: Arousal and Avoidance Delays among Adults. North American Journal of Psychology, 2005, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1 -6.
9. Hashemi T, Mostafavi F, Mashinchi Abbasi N, Badri R. Role of goal orientation, self-efficacy of self-regulation and personality in procrastination. Contemporary Psychology, 2012; 7(1): 73-84. [Persian].
10. Beheshtifar M, Hoseinifar H, Nekoei Moghadam M. Effect Procrastination on Work-Related Stress. European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences, 2011; 38:59-64. Accessed Jul 10, 2016. Available at: URL: www.flexmanager.ir/sites/default/files/download/86638d01.pdf
11. Steel, P. The nature of procrastination: a meta-analytic and theoretical review of quintessential self-regulatory failure. Psychological bulletin, 2007; 133(1): 65–94. Accessed Jul 15, 2016. Available at: URL:studiemetro.au.dk/fileadmin/www...au.dk/Procrastination_2.pdf
12. Fathi A, Fathi Azaar E, Badri R, Mir Nasab MM, Bardel M, Hoseyni Nasab SD. The effectiveness of teaching strategies to reduce academic procrastination on secondary schools students' academic procrastination in Tabriz. Journal of Instruction and Evaluation, 2015; 8(30):45-57.[Persian].
13. Ghorban Jahromi R.Hejazi E, Ejei J. Investigating the mediating role of achievement goals in the relationship between need for cognition and cognitive engagement: The effect of procrastination context. Journal of Psychology 2015; 19(73): 3-21.[Persian].
14. Woodruff D. 101 tips to improve your nursing care. Wisconsin, USA: PESI, LLC, copy right; 2007.
15. Yasemi Nejad P, Saif A, Gol Mohammadian M. The effect of life skills training on procrastination and school achievement of girl students. Scientific-Research Journal of Shahed University. Clinical Psy & Personality 2011; 2(5):25-36.[Persian].
16. Shokri F, Alipour A, Agah Haris M. The effectiveness of cognitive- behavioral intervention based on procrastination on enhancing students' academic performance and self- Esteem. Journal of Social Cognition 2013; 1(2):81-925. [Persian]
17. Shaheni Yelagh M, Salamati A, Mehrabizadeh M, Haghighi J.The prevalence of procrastination and the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy and behavior management on the decline it in high school students in Ahwaz. Journal of Education of Shaheed Chamran Uinversity 2006; 3(3):1-30. [Persian]
18. Aghatehrani M. Procrastination(Etiology and Treatment). Qhom: Publication of Imam Khomeini Educational and Research Institution, 2006.[ Persian]
19. Farzi N, Bahlakeh A, Bordbar G. Relationship between nurses' job stress and procrastination: case study. Quarterly Journal of Nursing Management 2015; 4(2):71-79. [Persian]
20. Safariniya M, Amirkhani Razelighi Z. Path Analysis relationship organizational procrastination with cognitive arousal and burn-out Tehran governmental employees. Quarterly Journal of Organizational Resources Management Research 2013;2(4):111-131.[Persian]
21. Larson MA. Procrastination and performance, does experience moderate the effects? [Dissertation].Angelo State University; 2008.
22. Howell AJ, Watson DC. Procrastination: Associations with achievement goal orientation and learning strategies. Personality and Individual Differences 2007; 43: 167–178. [DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2006.11.017]
23. Diaz-Morales, J.F., Ferrari, J. R. and Cohen, J.R. Indecision and avoidant procrastination: the role of morningness–eveningness and time perspective in chronic delay lifestyles. The journal of general psychology2008; 13(3), 228- 240. [DOI:10.3200/GENP.135.3.228-240]
24. Klassen RM, Krawchuk LL, Rajani S. Academic procrastination of undergraduates, Low self-efficacy to self-regulate predicts higher levels of procrastination. Contemporary Educational Psychology 2008; 33: 915–931. [DOI:10.1016/j.cedpsych.2007.07.001]
25. Rahimian Boogar I, Rohanipoor S. The academic procrastination in university students: Predictive role of demographical and psychological factors. Bi quarterly Journal of Cognitive Strategies in Learning, 2015; 3(4): 1-19. [Persian]
26. Kazemi M. The relationship between organizational procrastination with perfectionism and job performance in Shiraz. [Dissertation]. Shiraz: Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University; 2015.
27. Golpayegani M. The effect of positive organizational behavior, organizational cynicism and desire to negligence of bank employees in Semnan. [Dissertation].Shahroud: Shahroud Branch, Islamic Azad University; 2016.
28. Tavakoli M A, Dehkordian P. Prediction of university student's addictability based on some demographic variables, academic procrastination, and interpersonal variables. Journal of Research on Addiction 2014; 7(28): 32-41.[Persian]
29. Brennan TA, Leape LL, Laird NM, Hebert L, Localio R, Lawthers AG & et.al. Incidence of adverse events and negligence in hospitalized patients — Results of the Harvard medical practice study I. N Engl J Med 1991; 324:370-376 DOI: 10.1056/NEJM199102073240604. [DOI:10.1056/NEJM199102073240604]
30. Ghoddousi Nejad A. Evaluation of classroom management practices and perceptions of school climate with procrastination high school teachers in Dehdasht, Shiraz, 2013. [Dissertation]. Azerbaijan: Shaheed Madani University of Azarbayejan; 2014.
31. Akhondi N. Comparison of the efficacy Luthans method and Allis method on psychological capital, mental health indicators and occupational indicators in experts working in Iran Khodro Diesel Company. [Dissertation]. Tehran:Payam e Noor University; 2014.[ Persian]
32. Karami D. The prevalence of procrastination in students and the association with depression and anxiety. Andishe va Raftar Journal(Journal of clinical psychology) 2009;4(13): 25-34.[Persian]
33. Hosseinzadeh M.The relationship between personalities with staff procrastination WWC North Khorasan. [Dissertation]. Shahroud: Shahroud Branch, Islamic Azad University; 2014. [Persian]
34. Gafni R and Geri N. Time management: Procrastination tendency in individual and collaborative tasks. Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management 2010; 5: 115-125. [DOI:10.28945/1127]
35. Vij J. Gender does not influence delaying excuses: An exploratory study of the reasons of academic procrastination among college students. The International Journal of Indian Psychology 2016; 3(3):144-154. Accessed Jul 10, 2016. Available at: URL: oaji.net/articles/2016/1170-1460578933.pdf
36. Balkis M. & Duru E. Prevalence of academic procrastination behavior among preservice teachers, and its relationship with demographics and individual preference. Journal of Theory and practice in Education 2009; 5(1): 18 – 32. Accessed Jul 2, 2016. Available at: URL: eku.comu.edu.tr/article/download/1044000004/1044000208
37. Sharma M. Kaur G. Gender differences in procrastination and academic stress among adolescents. Indian Journal of Social Science Researches 2011; 8: 122-127.
38. Moradi S. The relationship between certain personality, organizational and occupational traits with procrastination in National Iranian Drilling Company. [Dissertation].Ahvaz: Shaheed Chamran University; 2014. [Persian]
39. Shirafkan A, Nouranipour R, Karimi Y, Esmaeili M. The effectiveness of education of time management skills on procrastination and Perfectionism in students. Journal of Counseling Research 2008; 8(27): 27-50. [Persian]
40. Shirafkan A, Zaerian S. Comparison of effectiveness of cognitive behavioral education and time management skills on procrastination and perfectionism in students. J of Culture of Canceling 2009; 1(2): 99-126.
41. Sevari K, Beshlideh K, Shehni M. The relationship between time management and self-efficacy with academic procrastination. Journal of Educational Psychology 2009; 5(140: 100-114. [Persian]
42. Simiarian K, Simiarian G, Ebrahimi Ghavam S. Effectiveness of self-control training on the second year high school female students' procrastination. Social Psychology Research Quarterly, 2011; 3(1): 19-35. [Persian]
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML   Persian Abstract   Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Rezaei* B, Yarmohammadian M H, Mahmoodzadeh Ardakani H. Assessing the prevalence of organizational procrastination and the associated factors among nursing and midwifery staff. مدیریت پرستاری 2016; 5 (1) :17-28
URL: http://ijnv.ir/article-1-431-en.html

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 5, Issue 1 (6-2016) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه مدیریت پرستاری Quarterly Journal of Nursing Management
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.09 seconds with 37 queries by YEKTAWEB 4652