Relationship Between Time Management Behavior and Academic Performance of University Students

  • Abdur Rashid Lecturer in Department of Education, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal Dir Upper, Pakistan
  • Ilyas Sharif Lecturer Quaid-e-Azam College of Commerce, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Shakeel Khan Lecturer Institute of Management Studies, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Fazal Malik PhD Scholar in Management Science, Qurtuba University of Science and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan
Keywords: Time Management Behaviour, Under Graduate Students, Public Sector Universities, CGPA,


Effective time management leads to greater academic performance and reduces stress, strain and anxiety among students, however, students facing difficulties to keep a balance between their academic life and personal-social life. This study aims to examine the self-perceptions of undergraduate students’ time management behaviour by using Time Management Behaviour Scale (TMBS) developed by Macan, Shahani, Dipboye and Phillips (1990). The scale consisted of 34 rating items ranges from very often true to seldom true. The population of the study consisted of all undergraduate students studying in the academic session 2018-19 at public sector general category universities in Malakand division. By using stratified sampling technique a sample of 1050 undergraduate students were selected from the sampled universities. Students were also asked to provide their CGPA in their previous semester. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. It was found that prospective teachers have moderate to high level of time management skills. Significant relationship was found between undergraduate students’ time management behaviour and academic performance. It was recommended that university administration should orient students to enhance their time management behaviour by arranging seminars, workshops and conferences to enhance their time management skills.


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Abdur Rashid, Ilyas Sharif, Shakeel Khan, & Fazal Malik. (2020). Relationship Between Time Management Behavior and Academic Performance of University Students. Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies, 6(4), 1497-1504.