Future orientation and psychological well-being in adolescence: Two multiple-step models

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    This chapter examines the relationship between future orientation and psychological well-being by developing and testing two multiple-step models. One model advances future orientation as an antecedent of positive psychological functioning, while the other postulates positive self-feelings to be an antecedent of future orientation. Empirical tests using data collected from Israeli adolescents show that support of each model rests on the conceptualization of psychological well-being. Particularly, the model future orientation → psychological well-being fits data pertaining to behavioral indicators of positive psychological functioning. The model psychological well-being → future orientation fits data pertaining to subjective positive feelings. The chapter concludes with comments on culture and future orientation domain specificity, and offers directions for further research and interventions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTime Perspective
    Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Electronic)9781137601919
    ISBN (Print)9781137601902
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Psychology


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