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ERIC Number: EJ1076548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Future Time Perspective as a Predictor of Adolescents' Adaptive Behavior in School
Carvalho, Renato Gil Gomes
School Psychology International, v36 n5 p482-497 Oct 2015
Future time perspective (FTP) has been associated with positive outcomes in adolescents' development across different contexts. However, the extent to which FTP influences adaptation needs additional understanding. In this study, we analysed the relationship between FTP and adolescents' behavior in school, as expressed in several indicators of achievement, social integration, and overall satisfaction. We also considered the mediating role of FTP in the association between socioeconomic status, defined by parental education, and adolescents' behavior in school. The sample consisted of 349 Portuguese adolescents, ranging in age from 14- to 18-years-old. We used a self-report measure of FTP and a school life survey. Regression analyses and bootstrapping procedures revealed that FTP was a significant predictor of school adaptation and a mediator of parental education influence on several adaptation variables. We discussed the results regarding the broader role of FTP in adaptive behavior as well as the importance of school counseling services aimed at fostering adolescents' FTP.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal
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