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EEO. 2019; 18(2): 939-950


Measuring Academic Procrastination: Scale Development and Validation

Liyaqat Bashir,Savita Gupta.


Abstract

The present study was intended to construct and validate the innovative scale to measure the academic procrastination of university students. The development and validation process was carried out in different steps. Three hundred twenty two students were selected via convenient sampling technique for carrying out the factor analysis. The results of exploratory factor analysis verified that academic procrastination can be decomposed into four factors viz: time management; task aversiveness; sincerity; personal initiative. Furthermore, investigator found evidence for convergent validity, showing that dimensions viz: time management, task aversiveness, sincerity and personal initiative were positively correlated with total score of academic procrastination scale. The internal consistency indices, alpha coefficient (0.889) is adequate for the entire academic procrastination scale. So finally results revealed that the scale possesses adequate psychometric properties. Hence it could be considered the self-administered scale assessing academic procrastination among university students.

Key words: Academic procrastination, time management, task aversiveness, sincerity, personal initiative






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