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GEARA, Gabriela Ballardin; NUNES, Cristina Aparecida Medeiros; HAUCK-FILHO, Nelson  and  TEIXEIRA, Marco Antônio Pereira. Development and psychometric analysis of the brief inventory of academic procrastination. Temas psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.27, n.3, pp. 693-706. ISSN 1413-389X.

Academic procrastination is characterized by the non-strategic postponement of commitments, implying a delay in starting or completing actions or decisions related to academic activities. This article describes the construction and psychometric analysis of a new self-report tool for the assessment of a broad spectrum of latent academic procrastination. Participants were 172 students from different undergraduate courses of a university in São Paulo (mean age = 23.66; standard deviation = 6.61; 68% women). Factor analyses conducted on an initial 60-item pool yielded a unidimensional 20-item set, with items loading from moderate to high in a general factor of academic procrastination. Reliability found for the scale was .91 according to the alpha coefficient, and .93 according to omega, with a wide latent coverage, as suggested by the test information curve. The resulting instrument is available for research purposes in Brazil, and can be included in questionnaires of large-scale education assessments.

Keywords : Academic experiences; students; studying.

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