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Interamerican Journal of Psychology

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MILFONT, Taciano L.; ANDRADE, Palloma R.; PESSOA, Viviany S.  and  BELO, Raquel P.. Testing zimbardo time perspective inventory in a brazilian sample. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2008, vol.42, n.1, pp. 49-58. ISSN 0034-9690.

This paper examines the construct and discriminant validity of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) in a sample of 247 undergraduate Brazilian students. The ZTPI five-factor structure, comprised by Past-Negative, Present-Hedonistic, Future, Past-Positive and Present-Fatalistic, provided acceptable fit to the data, and was statistically better fitting than competing models. Present-Hedonistic correlated positively with alcohol consumption and negatively with religiosity, Future correlated positively with health concern, and negatively with alcohol consumption, and Past-Positive correlated positively with wristwatch use. Findings were in line with previous studies, indicating that both the five time perspective dimensions can be identified cognitively, and their pattern of relationships with other variables are comparable across cultures.

Keywords : Time perspective; Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory; ZTPI; Brazil; Confirmatory Factor Analysis.

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