RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STRESS LEVEL AND ACADEMIC PROCRASTINATION AMONG NEW NURSING STUDENTS
Student in the university will undergo complex transition process from high school student life to be university student. They must adapt with academic challenges that should be confronted during study such as assignments, time management, and academic evaluation. This causes students to get stress that lead them to postpone assignments which is called academic procrastination. This study aims to identify relationship between stress level and academic procrastination among nursing student freshmen. Correlational cross-sectional design was applied in this study in which 145 students were selected as sample by total technique sampling. Data collection used academic procrastination scale (APS) and student-life stress inventory (SSI) questionnaire that was analyzed by spearmen rank test. Result show most of student had moderate stress at 82.5% and moderate academic procrastination at 81.4%. There was significant relationship with medium magnitude between level of stress and academic procrastination by spearmen rank test with p-value=0.000 and rs=0.442. Overall, university will be able to help student by guiding and giving motivation in order to reduce burden of freshers during study.