The aim of this study was to compare the time orientation of 770 freshmen Colombian and 495 Mexican university students who participated in an informed and voluntary way. The results showed that Colombian students show more orientation towards a hedonistic present and towards a negative past than the Mexican ones. The differences between Colombians and Mexicans in regard to future orientation, fatalistic present and positive past were not significant. A confirmatory factor analysis was specified and tested and a model of five factors was constructed. The negative past, positive past, fatalistic present and future factors, were integrated by four indicators while the hedonistic present factor consisted of five indicators. The goodness of fit indicators of this model revealed its adequacy.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Revista Iberoamericana de Diagnostico y Evaluacion Psicologica|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2018|