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Hope and Academic Procrastination in Adolescents: A Moderated Mediation Model

Shoushi Wang1, Jingping Shi2, Ruike Sheng1, Si Yu1, Wei Xu1,*
1 Faculty of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 100875, China
2 Dongfanghong Middle School, Dingxi, 743000, China
* Corresponding Author: Wei Xu. Email:

International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 2022, 24(6), 933-944. https://doi.org/10.32604/ijmhp.2022.023083

Received 08 April 2022; Accepted 13 June 2022; Issue published 28 September 2022

Abstract

Academic procrastination among adolescents is an increasingly prominent problem. It is important to look for influences behind academic procrastination in the adolescent population. The present study aimed to reveal the explanatory mechanisms underlying the association between hope and academic procrastination behaviors among Chinese adolescents by testing the mediating role of attentional control and the moderating role of trait mindfulness. Participants in the current study were 1156 Chinese adolescents who completed self-report questionnaires on hope, attentional control, academic procrastination, and trait mindfulness. The results indicated that adolescent hope was negatively related to academic procrastination and that attentional control partially mediated this association. In addition, trait mindfulness moderated the direct association between hope and academic procrastination in the mediated model. In conclusion, identifying the mechanisms by which hope is associated with academic procrastination in adolescent populations is of potential value for the prevention of and intervention in this undesirable study habit.

Keywords

Academic procrastination; hope; trait mindfulness; attentional control

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Wang, S., Shi, J., Sheng, R., Yu, S., Xu, W. (2022). Hope and Academic Procrastination in Adolescents: A Moderated Mediation Model. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 24(6), 933–944.



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