The aim of the study was to investigate the role of time perspective on psychological well-being of old people, that is acknowledge as a central dimension of positive ageing. A sample of 126 old people (M age = 73.09 years, SD = 7.44; 83 females and 38 males) has participated and has filled in the S-ZTPI (Carelli, Wiberg & Wiberg, 2011) and the PWB Questionnaire (Ryff, 1989). Old people with high school education possess lower level of future negative. Past negative and present fatalistic are negatively correlated with all dimensions of psychological well-being, while future positive is positively correlated with all the dimensions of well-being, with the exception of positive relations with others.
Past positive is positively correlated with self-acceptance, environmental mastery, and positive relations with others. A Multiple Regression Model evidenced that past negative, present fatalistic and future negative are negative predictors of overall psychological well-being, while past positive and present hedonistic positively predict overall psychological wellbeing, highlighting the complex relationship between well-being and time organization in old age. Results are discussed considering also the implications for interventions based on time perspective in this stage of life.
BPA274R1 - Time perspective and psychological well-being in old age
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This paper reports the results of the validation of a belief-based measure (scale) of attitudes towards urban littering. Two different studies (overall N = 530) evaluated the dimensional structure, internal coherence and convergent validity of the scale. A set of 10 statements (items) were eventually identified demonstrating acceptable levels of internal coherence, and statistically significant correlations with an adjective-based measure of attitudes towards littering and with measures of other relevant factors such as the general perceived seriousness of the problem, the perceived harmfulness of littering for city life, and the fairest amount of monetary sanction. The scale can be used in future studies to assess respondents’ overall positive/negative view of this particular issue.
BPA274R2 - A beliefs-based measure of attitudes towards urban littering
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