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Avaliação Psicológica

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LEITE, Umbelina do Rego  and  PASQUALI, Luiz. Zimbardo time perspective inventory validation study. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.3, pp. 301-320. ISSN 1677-0471.

Two studies using Brazilian samples were conducted to contribute to the validation of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory - ZTPI for Brazil. The first study worked with 1528 college students, with average age of 19.8 years (SD= 1.8), that answered a translated version of the ZTPI, 51.9 % of which were male. The second study worked with 1047 subjects, with average age of 25.11 years (SD = 9.62), 61.8 % of which were female, that answered an adapted version. The stability of the structure of the five constructs measured by the ZTPI was estimated identical among the two samples and the original study. These studies identified the temporal perspective as a valid construct in the Brazilian culture. Two versions of the ZTPI are proposed: an integral version and a substantially adapted version, both of which could be used as they are, or be reexamined in future studies. We discuss the areas of investigation, application and conceptualization of constructs, mainly, those of present and future.

Keywords : ZTPI; Time perspective; Principal component analysis; Psychometrics.

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