A qualitative and quantitative study of seven persons with balanced time perspective (BTP) according to S-ZTPI
2012 (English)In: 1st international conference on time perspective and research: converging paths in psychology time theory and research / [ed] Maria Paula Paixao, Victor E.C. Ortuno, Pedro Cordeiro, Rute David, ESPACOBRANCO , 2012, 120-120 p.Conference paper, Poster (Refereed)
The theoretical notion of balanced time perspective (BTP) has been suggested by a number of authors and some attempts to operationalize BTP (Boniwell, 2005; Drake, Duncan, Sutherland, Abernethy & Henry, 2008; Sircova & Mitina, 2008; Boniwell, Osin, Linley & Ivanchenko, 2010) has been done. The aim of the present study was to get a deeper understanding of the BTP-concept by studying seven BTP-persons with both interviews and self-rating scales (e.g. SCL-90, Life Events scale, Scales of Psychological Well-Being (C. Ryff) and Satisfaction with Life Scale (E.Diener) at two occasions. Swedish Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (S-ZTPI) (Carelli, Wiberg & Wiberg, 2011) was administered in order to study the stability and change in BTP-level. The results showed a great stability in the BTP-level (Wiberg, Sircova, Wiberg& Carelli, in press), although a small change was observed. The 14 interviews were analyzed according to Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). The result shows a consciousness about the "now" among the participants and a synchronicity between the present and the past and also between the present and the future. The results give strength to a holistic present scale (Zimbardo & Boyd, 2008) and an "extended now".
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ESPACOBRANCO , 2012. 120-120 p.
BTP, S-ZTPI, interviews, IPA
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58555OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-58555DiVA: diva2:552934
Ist International Conference on Time Perspective and Research, University of Coimbra, 5th - 8th September 2012