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Time orientation and health-related behaviour: Measurement in general population samples

Time orientation and health-related behaviour: Measurement in general population samples

Crockett, Rachel A., Weinman, John, Hankins, Matthew and Marteau, Theresa (2009) Time orientation and health-related behaviour: Measurement in general population samples. Psychology & Health, 24 (3). pp. 333-350. ISSN 0887-0446 (Print), 1476-8321 (Online) (doi:10.1080/08870440701813030)

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Abstract

Research on health behaviour and time orientation has been hindered by a lack of consensus about appropriate measurement. Study 1 assessed the reliability of the Consideration of Future Consequences Scale (CFC) and the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) in a general population sample (n = 300). Although more reliable, the CFC was less readable. Study 2 assessed the validity of a shortened ZTPI, measuring future and present orientation, and the full CFC. The measures had good discrimination to distinguish interpersonal differences. Construct validity of present, but not future, orientation as measured by the ZTPI, was evidenced by its mediation of the association between socioeconomic status and expectations of participating in diabetes screening. The CFC mediated this relationship more weakly. Further investigation of present orientation in understanding health-related behaviour is warranted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: time orientation, health-related behaviour, diabetes screening, socioeconomic status
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Social Work & Health Development
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:25
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10282

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