Attitudes toward learning english and procrastination in students from a private institution specialized in foreign languages in the City of Lima-Peru

Román Jesús Marquina Luján, Edson Jorge Huaire Inacio, Victor Eduardo Horna Calderón, roger M. Villamar, Aakash Kishnani García

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Abstract

The current study has as its objective to analyze the relationship between students’ attitude towards learning English and the procrastinating behavior at the academic level. Attitudes strengthen people’s motivation to learn a foreign language (Delfín, 2007), and procrastination, which involves unjustified delaying of activities, causes negative consequences in completing academic tasks postponement of responsibilities (Rodríguez & Clariana, 2017). The design was correlational, and the sample consisted of 55 students learning English. The instruments were the Attitudes towards English language learning questionnaire and the academic procrastination questionnaire. According to the results, evidence shows that there is a positive median relationship between the variables, leading us to conclude that despite having positive attitudes towards learning English, procrastinating behavior does not diminish. The results of this study could be utilized in bilingual programs, or those could also be utilized to implement curricula in language programs at schools or universities. The idea is that higher education institutions include, as mandatory, the instruction of English as a global language.

Translated title of the contributionAttitudes toward learning english and procrastination in students from a private institution specialized in foreign languages in the City of Lima-Peru
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)27-39
Number of pages13
JournalRevista Colombiana de Psicologia
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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