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The Role of Time Perspective in Personality’s Coping Behaviour

Psychology in Russia: State of the Art. 2013. Vol. 6. No. 3. P. 120-131.

This article is devoted to studying the role of a personality's time perspective in choosing coping strategies in situations of interpersonal conflicts. The interrelation between different types of coping strategies (cognitive, emotional and behavioral) and the orientation of time perspective is considered. F.Zimbardo's technique, which defines the orientation of personality time perspective, and E.Heim's technique, directed on exploring coping strategies, are used in our research. The sample consisted of 295 participants - 156 women and 139 men, the average age - 32 years. The results obtained through our research have shown that future orientation in situations of interpersonal conflicts is directly connected with the choice of cognitive and behavioral coping strategies, while the orientation to the negative past results in emotional coping strategies. The person's orientation to the fatalistic present corresponds to non-adaptive behavioral strategies with few coping techniques, retreat and avoidance of conflict resolution.