THE EFFECTS OF POMODORO TECHNIQUE ON ACADEMIC-RELATED TASKS, PROCRASTINATION BEHAVIOR, AND ACADEMIC MOTIVATION AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS IN A MIXED ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Background and Objectives: The accomplishment of academic tasks among college students is challenging during online learning. Time management strategies particularly Pomodoro and Flowtime Technique were utilized to test its effects on the procrastination behavior and academic motivation of college students.

Methods and Findings: This study utilized a True Experimental research pretest-posttest randomized experimental design to measure and explore the relationship between the variables of the study. The two questionnaires used as research instruments were the Irrational Procrastination Scale and the Motivational Diagnostic Test. The Experimental group applied the Pomodoro Technique while the Control group used the Flowtime Technique. The study resulted to a decrease in the procrastination behavior from 29.60 to 27.60 mean, and academic motivation, from 86.70 to 84.10 mean in the experimental group. The control group has a slight decreased in the procrastination behavior, with a mean from 26.69 to 27.38, and academic motivation mean from 83.46 to 82.62.

Conclusion: The application of Pomodoro technique resulted in a slight improvement on the respondents’ procrastination behavior. Both techniques reduced the academic motivation of respondents. However, its application has no significant difference in procrastination behavior and academic motivation of the respondents.

Keywords: Pomodoro Technique, Procrastination Behavior, Academic Motivation.

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