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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
Time orientation and health-related behaviour: measurement in general population samples
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
time orientation, health-related behaviour, diabetes screening, socioeconomic status
333-350
Crockett, Rachel A.
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Weinman, John
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Hankins, Matthew
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Marteau, Theresa
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Crockett, Rachel A.
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Weinman, John
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Hankins, Matthew
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Marteau, Theresa
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Crockett, Rachel A., Weinman, John, Hankins, Matthew and Marteau, Theresa (2009) Time orientation and health-related behaviour: measurement in general population samples. Psychology and Health, 24 (3), 333-350. (doi:10.1080/08870440701813030). (PMID:20204997)

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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

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Published date: March 2009
Keywords: time orientation, health-related behaviour, diabetes screening, socioeconomic status

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Date deposited: 17 May 2011 13:58
Last modified: 09 Dec 2019 20:23

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