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Terapia psicológica

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Abstract

OYANADEL, Cristián; BUELA-CASAL, Gualberto  and  PEREZ-FORTIS, Adriana. Psychometric Properties of the Zimbardo's Time Perspective Inventory in a Chilean Sample. Ter Psicol [online]. 2014, vol.32, n.1, pp.47-55. ISSN 0718-4808.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082014000100005.

Time perception is a fundamental capacity for adapting of people. One aspect, time perspective is a functional attitude that characterize to persons with their past, present and future. With ZTPI , these dimensions are tested in many countries, and theory from authors of ZTPI is linked to different areas of Clinical and Health Psychology. The aim of this study is adapting and describing the first psychometrics properties of the inventory in a Chilean sample. The 604 participants (18-70 years old) answered voluntary the inventory. The properties of the items and the factorial analysis show that the test maintains the factorial structure. With a new position of six items, the rank of Cronbach's Alpha is between .59 for Past Positive and .80 for Future. Gender and age differences are discussed. Is necessary further studies but this test shows that ZTPI has a utility metric for time perspective in Chilean population.

Keywords : Psychology; Time Perspective; ZTPI; Instrumental Study.

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