Physical activity and academic procrastination among Chinese university students: a parallel mediation model of self-control and self-efficacy

Li, Changqing, Hu, Yanbo and Ren, Kai (2022) Physical activity and academic procrastination among Chinese university students: a parallel mediation model of self-control and self-efficacy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (10). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1660-4601

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Previous studies have suggested that physical activity may decrease academic procrastination; however, few studies have explored the underlying mechanisms of how physical activity exerts an effect on academic procrastination. This study aimed to examine the mediating effects of self-control and self-efficacy in the relationship between physical activity and academic procrastination among Chinese university students. Methods: A cross-sectional design was used in this study. The sample comprised 564 university students from a university in Zhejiang, China. The physical activity rating scale-3 (PARS-3), self-control scale (SCS), generalized self-efficacy scale (GSES), and procrastination assessment scale-students (PASS) were used to investigate university students’ physical activity, self-control, self-efficacy, and academic procrastination respectively. The Percentile-Bootstrap technique was performed to examine the mediating effects of self-control and self-efficacy on the association between physical activity and academic procrastination. Results: Physical activity significantly predicted higher levels of self-control and self-efficacy, as well as lower levels of academic procrastination. Self-control and self-efficacy were significant mediators between physical activity and academic procrastination. Conclusion: This study indicated that physical activity interventions targeting the improvement of self-control and self-efficacy may reduce academic procrastination in university students.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: physical activity; self-control; self-efficacy; academic procrastination; parallel mediation model
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 790 Recreational & performing arts
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
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Date Deposited: 27 May 2022 11:31
Last Modified: 27 May 2022 11:31
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/7645

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