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ERIC Number: EJ869201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Future Time Perspective in Sociocultural Contexts: A Discussion Paper
Phan, Huy P.
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v7 n2 p761-778 2009
Future time perspective (FTP) serves as a strong motivational force for individuals to engage in activities that may be instrumental in future outcomes. There has been a voluminous body of research studies, to date, that explored the importance of FTP. This article discusses FTP from sociocultural perspectives. Based on previous empirical evidence, we contend that FTP is related closely to a person's sociocultural identity. We situate our theoretical discussion within the context of the Pacific and argue that a person's FTP is shaped by his/her cultural identity, class and historical origin. Drawing from the evidence cited, we also raise a number of issues and offer directions for further research in this area of inquiry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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