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Now and Later: The Role of Personality and Cognition in Considering the Future
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by Michelle Anne Williams - The College of Saint Rose
Categories: Cognitive | Personality
The first of the current studies examined relationships among Future Time Perspective, Consideration of Future Consequences, Desire for Control, Achievement Motivation, and Integrative Complexity. A mediational model was proposed, in which Consideration of Future Consequences would mediate the relationship between Future Time Perspective and Desire for Control. It was also expected that Integrative Complexity would moderate the relationship between Future Time Perspective and Consideration of Future Consequences. Although these hypotheses were not supported, the results suggested that Consideration of Future Consequences mediates the relationship between Future Time Perspective and Achievement Motivation. A second study replicated the unpredicted mediational relationship, suggesting that an open-ended time perspective relates to greater Achievement Motivation because of increases in Consideration of Future Consequences.