Moderating effect of age on the association between future time perspective and preventive coping

T. Chen, L.-L. Liu, J.-F. Cui, X.-J. Chen, H.-S. Shi, D.L. Neumann, Ho Keung David Shum, Y. Wang, R.C.K. Chan

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Abstract

© 2017 The Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and John Wiley & Sons Australia, LtdThe present study aimed to investigate the moderating effect of age on the relationship between future time perspective (FTP) and future-oriented coping. A total of 1,915 participants aged 9-84 years completed measures of FTP and future-oriented coping. Moderation analyses were conducted to examine whether age played a role in the association between FTP and future-oriented coping (proactive and preventive). Results showed that proactive and preventive coping were negatively correlated with age, and age moderated the association between FTP and preventive coping but not proactive coping. Furthermore, the strength of the positive association between FTP and preventive coping was strongest among the older participants, moderate among the middle-aged participants, and weakest among the younger participants. These results suggest that the association between FTP and preventive coping varies across the lifespan.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-19
Number of pages165
JournalPsyCh Journal
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • age
  • future time perspective
  • moderation analysis
  • preventive coping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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