Psychometric Properties of the Hebrew Short Version of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory

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The purpose of this study was to develop a short Hebrew version of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory that can be easily administered by health professionals in research, therapy, and counseling. First, the empirical links of time perspective (TP) to subjective well-being and health protective and health risk behaviors are reviewed. Then, a brief account of the instrument’s previous modifications is provided. Results of confirmatory factor analysis (N = 572) verified the five-factor structure of the short version and yielded acceptable internal consistency reliability for each factor. The correlation coefficients between the five subscales of the short (20 items) and the original (56 items) instruments were all above.79, indicating the suitability of the short version for assessing the five TP factors. Support for the discriminant and concurrent validity was also achieved, largely in agreement with previous findings. Finally, limitations and future directions are addressed, and potential applications in therapy and counseling are offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-245
Number of pages27
JournalEvaluation and the Health Professions
Issue number2
StatePublished - 6 Jun 2015

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  • adolescents
  • positive psychology
  • subjective well-being
  • time perspective

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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