The Influence of Time Perspective on Time Management and Risk Perception among University Students
AbstractThis research seeks to contribute to the knowledge base used when designing interactive education program and health promotion that support risk free teachinglearning milieu in Higher Education Institutions. A total of 286 participants completed Time Perspective Inventory Scales, Sexual and Drug Oriented Risk Perception Scales and Time Management Questionnaires. The result shows that respondents favored for present hedonistic and future time perspective with lower emphasis of past negative and fatalistic time orientation. There was strong positive correlation among past negative time perspective and sexual risk perception; future time perspective with drug risk perception, time management and procrastination. Future time; present hedonistic and present fatalistic time orientation predicted both drug and sexual risk perception. We concluded that the present, future time perspectives and demographic variables interact with one another to influence risk perception and time management practices, with recommendations of designing cognitive and behavioral interventions aimed at stimulating time management practices and risk perception behaviors among student population.
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