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The relationship between time perspective and subjective well-being of older adults

Fien Desmyter and Rudi De Raedt UGent (2012) PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA. 52(1). p.19-38
abstract
Time perspective is crucial for our present and future plans, and for the way we act in the present. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between time perspective and subjective well-being in older adults. The sample of our questionnaire study consisted of 149 older adults aged between 65 and 96 years. Time perspective was measured with the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. The five time perspective dimensions were related to four specific aspects of subjective well-being (positive affect, negative affect, life satisfaction and depression). Future-oriented older persons had a more positive affect. Older adults who were positively oriented towards the past appeared to be more satisfied with life. A hedonistic view of the present was related to a high positive affect:Older persons with a Past-Negative perspective were more likely to experience negative affect and depressive feelings, along with a lower level of positive affect and satisfaction with life. The Present-Fatalistic time perspective correlated with more depressive symptoms. The findings emphasize the relevance of time perspective styles for the subjective well-being, which has specific implications for the way caregivers could interact with older adults to enhance quality of life.
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Time perspective, VALIDATION, ORIENTATION, REMINISCENCE, SATISFACTION, FUTURE, MENTAL-HEALTH, DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMATOLOGY, LIFE-SPAN THEORY, SOCIOEMOTIONAL SELECTIVITY, NEGATIVE AFFECT, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, ageing, emotion
journal title
PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA
Psychol. Belg.
volume
52
issue
1
pages
19 - 38
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000302577200003
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
1.171 (2012)
JCR rank
50/126 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
0033-2879
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2109046
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2109046
date created
2012-05-16 16:27:34
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:42:57
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  author       = {Desmyter, Fien and De Raedt, Rudi},
  issn         = {0033-2879},
  journal      = {PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA},
  keyword      = {Time perspective,VALIDATION,ORIENTATION,REMINISCENCE,SATISFACTION,FUTURE,MENTAL-HEALTH,DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMATOLOGY,LIFE-SPAN THEORY,SOCIOEMOTIONAL SELECTIVITY,NEGATIVE AFFECT,life satisfaction,subjective well-being,ageing,emotion},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {19--38},
  title        = {The relationship between time perspective and subjective well-being of older adults},
  volume       = {52},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
DESMYTER, FIEN, and Rudi De Raedt. 2012. “The Relationship Between Time Perspective and Subjective Well-being of Older Adults.” Psychologica Belgica 52 (1): 19–38.
APA
DESMYTER, F., & De Raedt, R. (2012). The relationship between time perspective and subjective well-being of older adults. PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA, 52(1), 19–38.
Vancouver
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DESMYTER F, De Raedt R. The relationship between time perspective and subjective well-being of older adults. PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA. 2012;52(1):19–38.
MLA
DESMYTER, FIEN, and Rudi De Raedt. “The Relationship Between Time Perspective and Subjective Well-being of Older Adults.” PSYCHOLOGICA BELGICA 52.1 (2012): 19–38. Print.