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

Crockett, Rachel A., Weinman, John, Hankins, Matthew, Marteau, Theresa, Unset and Unset (2009) Time orientation and health-related behaviour: Measurement in general population samples. Psychology and Health, 24 (3). pp. 333-350. ISSN 0887-0446

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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 (n¼300). 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
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in "Psychology and Health " is available online at: www.tandfonline.com with the open URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08870440701813030#tabModule
Keywords: time orientation; health-related behaviour; diabetes screening; socioeconomic status
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0001 Medicine and the state. Including medical statistics, medical economics, provisions for medical care, medical sociology > RA0418 Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0031 Internal medicine. Practice of medicine
Depositing User: Caroline Brooks
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2009
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 02:17
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2212

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