Academic Procrastination in Mathematics: Causes, Dangers and Implications of Counselling for Effective Learning

  •  Olubusayo. A. Asikhia    


This paper focused on causes and dangers of academic procrastination (a behavioural problem that involves delaying a task which needs to be accomplished) in mathematics and the need for counseling students who are procrastinators especially of mathematics. Thus, in order to have a comprehensive understanding of the topic, the meaning, causes and its debilitating effects on student’s mathematics achievement were discussed after which the counsellor’s role in helping students get out of this behavioural problem in order to ensure a sustainable educational system were discussed.

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