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Avaliação Psicológica

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GEARA, Gabriela Ballardin  and  TEIXEIRA, Marco Antônio Pereira. Academic Procrastination Questionnaire Negative consequences: Psychometric properties and evidence for validity. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.1, pp. 59-69. ISSN 1677-0471.

The academic procrastination is a way of postponing the fulfillment of academic tasks, considered a failure in the self-regulation process. This study aimed to construct an instrument to evaluate the perception of the college students about their academic procrastination regarding the overall impact of it, its frequency of occurrence, the frequency of its negative consequences (academic, physical and psychological) and their motivation to reduce it and to receive help. Validity evidences were also explored through principal component analysis and correlations with academic performance and self-regulation. The participants were 534 college students who answered the questionnaire by the internet. Good evidences of validity of the instrument were given by principal component analysis and correlation tests with self-regulation of learning and academic performance. The reliability of its subscales assessed through internal consistency also proved to be adequate. It is concluded that the instrument can be useful in research and in interventions with college students.

Keywords : test validity; college students; test construction.

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