Evaluation of Students Utilisation/Implementation of Time Management Skills in University for Development Studies: The Case of Nyankpala Campus

Amos Asamari Alale, Juliana Darlebnim Dinko, Selina Amponsah


The study was conducted in Nyankpala Campus of the University for Development Studies. The study examined the implementation/utilization of prioritization, planning and avoidance of procrastination as time management skills. The study used the descriptive survey. Proportional and simple random sampling techniques were used to select two hundred and twenty (220) level hundred students from a total of 476. Questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents using a  5 point Likert-type scale ranging from 5 (strongly agree, SD), 4 (agree, A), 3 (not sure, NS), 2 (disagree, D) to 1 (strongly disagree, SD). The data were collected and analyzed using frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviations with the help of SPSS.  A criterion score of 3.50 was used to compare with the mean of means to determine whether a time management skill was effectively utilized/ implemented or not by the students. The study revealed that prioritization and planning as time management skills were effectively implemented /utilized while avoidance of procrastination was poorly or not effectively implemented /utilized.  It is recommended that counsellors and lecturers should educate and sensitize students through seminars on how to properly address the issues of procrastination that might negatively affect students’ academic performance.

Keywords: Time Management Skills, Academic Performance, University for Development Studies, Tolon District, Nyankpala.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/10-4-02

Publication date: February 29th 2020


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