Validez y confiabilidad de una escala de procrastinación académica en estudiantes cubanos de Estomatología

Translated title of the contribution: Validity and reliability of an academic procrastination scale in Cuban dental students

Ibraín Enrique Corrales-Reyes, José Daniel Villegas-Maestre, Adrián Alejandro Vitón-Castillo, Diana Tusell-Hormigó, Oscar Javier Mamani-Benito, Renzo Felipe Carranza-Esteban

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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: The academic procrastination scale (EPA-11-Odonto) has evidence of validity and adequate reliability to evaluate the construct in Cuban dental students.

Translated title of the contributionValidity and reliability of an academic procrastination scale in Cuban dental students
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere02201826
JournalRevista Cubana de Medicina Militar
Volume51
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2022

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