Factores académicos asociados a la procrastinación

Translated title of the contribution: Academic factors associated to procrastination

Christian R. Mejia, Franklyn N. Ruiz-Urbina, Dayanne Benites-Gamboa, William Pereda-Castro

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Introduction: Procrastination is leaving things for the last minute, this can have repercussions in the academic domain. Objective: To determine the academic factors associated with general procrastination. Methods: An analytical cross-sectional study was carried out in students of a particular university in the Peruvian highlands, as preliminary results from all faculties of a university in the city of Huancayo-Peru. The procrastinators were the students who were in the upper third of the total score of a validated test, then associated with educational factors. Association statistics were obtained. Results: 5 812 students were surveyed. 48 % (2 776) were men, with a median age of 20 years. In the multivariate analysis, the highest frequency of procrastination occurred in male students (p: 0.005), among those who were younger (p: 0.003), less daily hours of study (p< 0.001) and lower weighted averages in the previous cycle (p< 0.001). Likewise, the faculties of health sciences (p: 0.005) and law (p: 0.006) had lower frequencies of procrastination; adjusted by four variables. Conclusions: Those with more demanding studies and the students who carry out the most academic activities are those who procrastinate the least, this can help to generate strategies and support students who have these inadequate study habits.

Translated title of the contributionAcademic factors associated to procrastination
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)62-70
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
Issue number3
StateIndexed - 1 Jul 2018

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