Time perspective in adolescent and young adults: Enjoying the present and trusting in a better future
2015 (English)In: Time & Society, ISSN 0961-463X, E-ISSN 1461-7463, 1-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Time perspective is crucial in adolescence and youth, when individuals make important decisions related to their present and future. The focus of this research was to use the six-factor short version Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (S-ZTPI) scale in a sample of adolescents and young adults, and to analyse its associations with decision-making, relational styles and engagement. A structural equation model of the effects of S-ZTPI on these variables was computed, and its psychometric properties were found adequate. The results underline that young people’s present orientation is associated with a relational style based on confidence in oneself and others, and with active engagement in terms of responsibility and trust in a better future. Our findings suggest a positive description of adolescents’ views, as they are able to enjoy the time they are living in without giving up their responsibilities for making a better world for the future.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2015. 1-19 p.
Time perspective (TP), decision-making, relational style, engagement, adolescence
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103910DOI: 10.1177/0961463X15587833OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-103910DiVA: diva2:816390