Ethnic Differences and Reading Ability as a Predictor of Academic Procrastination Among Undergraduate Students

Ethnic Differences and Reading Ability as a Predictor of Academic Procrastination Among Undergraduate Students

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The current study examined ethnic differences in procrastination on six academic tasks between 58 Asian, 28 African, 73 Latino, and 93 White American college students, while controlling for the covariates of age, gender, ESL, and SES. In addition, reading vocabulary, reading comprehension, task aversiveness, and fear of failure were examined to determine which would be stronger predictors of procrastination among the six academic tasks. Results showed ethnicity was the strongest predictor for keeping up with weekly reading assignments. Reading vocabulary was the strongest predictor for procrastination on performing academic tasks in general. Task aversiveness and fear of failure were the strongest predictors of procrastination for writing a term paper and studying for an exam. Task aversiveness was also the strongest predictor of procrastination for attending meetings.The current study examined ethnic differences in procrastination on six academic tasks between 58 Asian, 28 African, 73 Latino, and 93 White American college students, while controlling for the covariates of age, gender, ESL, and SES.


Title:Ethnic Differences and Reading Ability as a Predictor of Academic Procrastination Among Undergraduate Students
Author:Alvaro Donato Gonzalez
Publisher: - 2014
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