Moderated Mediation of Gender and Religiosity in the Procrastination and Stress of Researchers


  • Rahat Yasmeen Institute of Education, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Zunaira Fatima Syeda Institution of Education, University of Sargodha,Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Riffat-un-Nisa Awan Institution of Education, University of Sargodha,Sargodha, Pakistan


The main purpose of the current research is to find the moderated mediation of gender and religiosity in the procrastination and stress of researchers. The study type is quantitative and survey research design is used in the current study. All public-sector universities in province Punjab are the population of the current research. The sample of current study is six public sector general universities of province Punjab. The sampling technique used in the current study is multistage sampling. Total data form from 303 respondents is collected using three adapted instruments, i.e., Religiosity Questionnaire Akhter (2020), “Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale” (DASS-21) Lovibond and Lovibond, (1995) and Tuckman Procrastination Scale (TPS) Tuckman (1991) in the study. A Google Form is used for the process of online data collection. The collected data is analyzed using analysis techniques of regression, mediation, moderation and moderated mediation in SPPS V.23. The findings presented that the moderated mediation of gender and religiosity in procrastination and stress is insignificant. It is recommended that universities need to arrange workshops and seminars to aware the researchers about the negative consequences of procrastination and stress and to realize the coping nature of religiosity for balancing research work and other daily routines. It is also recommended that future research other than general public universitates’ should undertake to increase the generalizability of the findings.


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