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Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana

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Abstract

TRIAS-SEFERIAN, Daniel  and  CARBAJAL-ARREGUI, Miguel. Adaptation of an Academic Procrastination Scale for Adolescents in Secondary Education. Av. Psicol. Latinoam. [online]. 2020, vol.38, n.3, pp.36-51.  Epub Mar 12, 2021. ISSN 1794-4724.  https://doi.org/10.12804/revistas.urosario.edu.co/apl/a.7906.

Adolescent dynamics and the demands of secondary school education make it pertinent to carry out research on procrastination, so widespread and studied in university students. The objective of the present study was to adapt and validate the Tuckman Procrastination Scale (TPS) in a sample of 211 high school students, composed of 125 women (59%) and 86 men (41%), aged 15 (45%) and 16 (54%) years. The scale presents adequate internal consistency. Evidence about the construct validity was obtained based on confirmatory factor analysis. The significant and negative correlations with academic performance, self-efficacy, intrinsic value, as well as the positive one with anxiety before the tests, provide evidence of their predictive validity. These results support the validity of the interpretation of the scores obtained with the TPS scale for this sample of adolescents, which will allow advancing in the description and explanation of the academic procrastination in this population.

Keywords : Procrastination; self-regulation; self-efficacy; academic achievement; test development.

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