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Time perspective in adolescent and young adults: Enjoying the present and trusting in a better future
University of Parma, Italy .
University of Bologna, Italy .
University of Bologna, Italy .
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2015 (English)In: Time & Society, ISSN 0961-463X, E-ISSN 1461-7463, 1-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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Sage Publications, 2015. 1-19 p.
Keyword [en]
Time perspective (TP), decision-making, relational style, engagement, adolescence
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103910DOI: 10.1177/0961463X15587833OAI: diva2:816390
Available from: 2015-06-03 Created: 2015-06-03 Last updated: 2015-10-08Bibliographically approved

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