The IUP Journal of Management Research
The Relationship Between Time Management and Academic Performance: A Study on Sri Lankan Undergraduates

Article Details
Pub. Date : Oct, 2021
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Management Research
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJMR31021
Author Name : R M T S Rathnayake
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 17



For everyone, whether it be a parent, student, teacher, doctor or anyone in the world, time matters. The study attempts to identify the relationship between time management and academic performance of Sri Lankan undergraduates. For the study, the data was collected from a randomly selected sample of 200 undergraduates from third and fourth year of Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka, by administering a self-prepared questionnaire. The findings revealed the importance of time management for undergraduates to improve their academic performance. Therefore, time management should be included in their curriculum.


For everyone, be it a parent, student, teacher, doctor or anyone in the world, time matters. Everyone gets 24 h per day, but it cannot be stored and one cannot regain the bygone times. Olowookere et al. (2015, p. 81) stated that every individual has 24 h of time and the difference between achievers and non-achievers is reflected by their time management. Time is priceless that cannot be changed and cannot be taken back once it is utilized (Aduke, 2015, p. 1). The only thing which cannot be changed by man is time and one cannot get back when it is gone, and nothing can be substituted for time (Cyril, 2015, p. 38). Sayari et al. (2017, p. 1) noted that time is invaluable to anyone, and for individuals, time is important in achieving individual tasks; and in businesses, every single minute can be translated into profitability. Therefore, it is important for everyone to manage their time in order to do things more productively.