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What time is happiness in? The relationship between time perspective and subjective wellbeing


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Pećnik, Anja. (2018). What time is happiness in? The relationship between time perspective and subjective wellbeing. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Arambašić, Lidija].

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The role of time perspective in everyday experience and behaviour is still insufficiently explored. The aim of this study was to examine its relationship with subjective well-being(satisfaction with life, pleasant emotions and unpleasant emotions). The research was conducted online, on a sample of 424 participants aged 19 to 29. The results of this researh show that correlations of past positive, past negative and present fatalistic time perspective are in line with the assumptions of Zimbardo and Boyd (2008) about optimal levels of each time perspective. The relationship between present hedonistic and future time perspective with subjective well-being depends of the aspect of subjective well-being measured. The previous research of this two time perspectives also shows inconsistent findings suggesting that their role in subjective well-being needs to be further examined. Results also show that the distance from a balanced time perspective, based on the assumptions of Zimbardo and Boyd (2008) about the optimal levels of particular time perspectives, significantly contributes to the explanation of the variance in life satisfaction, pleasant and unpleasant emotion, even afrter controling demographic caracteristics.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: balanced time perspective, subjective well-being, life satisfaction, pleasant emotion, unpleasant emotion
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Psychology > Zdravstvena psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Arambašić, Lidija
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 09:27
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:27

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