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Validity and reliability of an academic procrastination scale in Cuban dental students

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  • Ibraín Enrique Corrales-Reyes Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Granma https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2146-9014
  • José Daniel Villegas-Maestre Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Granma https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7959-9217
  • Adrián Alejandro Vitón-Castillo Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
  • Diana Tusell-Hormigó Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Ciego de Ávila
  • Oscar Javier Mamani-Benito Universidad Señor de Sipán image/svg+xml
  • Renzo Felipe Carranza-Esteban Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola image/svg+xml

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.3732

Keywords:

Procrastination, Dentistry, Dental students, Surveys and Questionnaires

Abstract

Introduction: Academic procrastination can have a negative impact on student education and professional performance, hence the need for valid and reliable instruments for its study.

Objective: To analyze the evidence of validity and reliability of an academic procrastination scale in Cuban dental students.

Methods: Instrumental, cross-sectional and multicenter study, which included students from seven Cuban universities. Using an instrument in Spanish validated in Peruvian students, a confirmatory factor analysis was performed, structural equation modeling was used, and internal consistency was calculated with Cronbach's α coefficient.

Results: 684 participants were included, of which 63,45 % were women and the mean age was 22,0 ± 1,71 years. From the initial scale of 12 items distributed in 2 factors, the factor analysis suggested eliminating item 5. The final model was made up of 11 items, 8 for factor 1 (Academic self-regulation) and 3 for factor 2 (Postponement of activities). A Cronbach's α coefficient of 0,786 (95 % CI = 0,75 – 0,81) was obtained, which indicates that the internal consistency of the instrument is good.

Conclusions: An 11-item academic procrastination scale was validated (EPA-11-Odonto), which has evidence of validity and adequate reliability to evaluate the construct in Cuban dental students.

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Posted

03/11/2022

How to Cite

Corrales-Reyes, I. E., Villegas-Maestre, J. D., Vitón-Castillo, A. A., Tusell-Hormigó, D., Mamani-Benito, O. J., & Carranza-Esteban, R. F. (2022). Validity and reliability of an academic procrastination scale in Cuban dental students. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.3732

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Health Sciences