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Transcendental future: is it a healthy belief or a time perspective? The Transcendental-future Time Perspective Inventory (TTPI) in Estonian
Tallinn School of Economics; Tallinn University.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Tallinn University.
2014 (English)In: Trames, ISSN 1406-0922, Vol. 18, no 1, 57-75 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article assesses whether the second version of the Transcendental-future Time Perspective Inventory (TTPI; Zimbardo and Boyd 2008) measures a time perspective or a belief and how it is related to mental health in a highly secular country. The TTPI adapted into the Estonian language is described. Study 1 reports the results of validation performed on a large sample of adult students at different levels of education. Study 2 was carried out in a clinical sample with people turning to psychotherapy. Females scored significantly higher on TTPI than males, other demographic variables (age, level of education) were not related. TTPI scores were not related to mindfulness, self-esteem, well-being and depression. The TTPI is a reliable scale measuring belief in an afterlife, but not a time perspective. The TTPI items should ask how often people imagine themselves in a transcendental future context and if these thoughts are positive or negative.

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2014. Vol. 18, no 1, 57-75 p.
Keyword [en]
transcendental future belief, time perspective, mental time travel, subjective well-being, self-esteem, spirituality
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Humanities Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87664DOI: 10.3176/tr.2014.1.04ISI: 000332373500004OAI: diva2:710533
Available from: 2014-04-07 Created: 2014-04-07 Last updated: 2014-04-07Bibliographically approved

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