The effect of age and time perspective on implicit motives

Valero, Domingo; Nikitin, Jana; Freund, Alexandra M. (2015). The effect of age and time perspective on implicit motives. Motivation and Emotion, 39(2), pp. 175-181. Springer 10.1007/s11031-014-9453-y

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People differ in how open-ended or limited they perceive their future. We argue that individual differences in future time perspective affect the activation of implicit motives. Perceiving the time remaining for the satisfaction of one’s motives as limited should be associated with a higher activation of these motives than perceiving one’s future as more open-ended. Given that future time perspective decreases across adulthood, older adults should score higher on implicit motives than younger adults. This hypothesis was supported in a study with young (n = 53, age M = 25.60 years) and older adults (n = 55, age M = 68.05 years). Additionally, an experimental manipulation of future time perspective showed that age-related differences in implicit motives are influenced by future time perspective. These findings demonstrate that future time perspective is an important factor to explain the strength of motives.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Valero, Domingo

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0146-7239

Publisher:

Springer

Funders:

[4] Swiss National Science Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Domingo Valero

Date Deposited:

19 Mar 2015 10:38

Last Modified:

01 Apr 2016 02:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s11031-014-9453-y

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.64944

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64944

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