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Validation of a French version of the Pure Procrastination Scale (PPS)

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Published in Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2014, vol. 55, no. 6, p. 1442-1447
Abstract Procrastination is a widespread phenomenon that affects everyone's day-to-day life and interferes with the clinical treatment of several psychopathological states. To assess this construct, Steel (2010) developed the Pure Procrastination Scale (PPS), a short scale intended to capture the general notion of dysfunctional delay. The aim of the current study was to present a French version of this questionnaire. To this end, the 12 items of the PPS were translated into French and data were collected from an online survey in a sample of 245 French-speaking individuals from the general population. The results revealed that one item had problematic face validity; it was therefore removed. Exploratory and confirmatory analyses performed on the resulting 11-item version of the French PPS indicated that the scale was composed of two factors (“voluntary delay” and “observed delay”) depending on a common, higher-order construct (“general procrastination”). Good internal consistency and test–retest reliability were found. External validity was supported by specific relationships with measures of personality traits, impulsivity, and subjective well-being. The French PPS therefore presents satisfactory psychometric properties and may be considered a reliable and valid instrument for research, teaching and clinical practice. cop. 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Unité de psychopathologie et neuropsychologie cognitive (UPNC)
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REBETEZ, Marie My Lien et al. Validation of a French version of the Pure Procrastination Scale (PPS). In: Comprehensive Psychiatry, 2014, vol. 55, n° 6, p. 1442-1447. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:76639

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