Future time orientation and relationships with the opposite sex

This study is an examination of future time orientation (FTO) and relationship satisfaction. Undergraduate students (N = 244) from Middle East Technical University were given a general FTO scale developed by T. Gjesme (1979) and a scale developed by this study's researcher to measure FTO in terms of romantic relationships. Participants were asked to rate their relationship satisfaction on a 9-point Likert-type scale. Although a general FTO was adaptive in terms of romantic relationships, a high concern for future commitment to a romantic relationship had a negative effect on reported relationship satisfaction. Research implications and suggestions for future studies are discussed.


Self-monitoring and future time orientation in romantic relationships
Öner Özkan, Bengi (Informa UK Limited, 2002-07-01)
The author examined the relationship between self-monitoring and participant's gender, and future time orientation in romantic relationships (FTORR) and tested the concurrent validity of the FTORR scale in this respect. One hundred seventy-three undergraduate students from Middle East Technical University were given M. Snyder's (1974) self-monitoring scale and B. Oner's (2000b) FTORR scale. Low self-monitoring participants had a more extended future time orientation (FTO) than high self-monitoring participa...
Shyness and Cognitions: An Examination of Turkish University Students
KOYDEMİR ÖZDEN, SELDA; Demir, Ayhan Gürbüz (Informa UK Limited, 2008-11-01)
The authors aimed to examine the relation between shyness and dysfunctional relationship beliefs and to extend findings of previous studies to understand the role of fear of negative evaluation and self-esteem in shyness. Participants were 415 Turkish undergraduate students at Middle East Technical University. The participants completed Turkish versions of the J. M. Cheek and A. H. Buss (1981) Shyness Scale, the Interpersonal Cognitive Distortions Scale (Z. Harnamci & S. Buyukozturk, 2004) the Brief Fear of...
Factors predicting future time orientation for romantic relationships with the opposite sex
Öner Özkan, Bengi (Informa UK Limited, 2001-07-01)
The author examines the possible connection of predictors of future time orientation to romantic relationships with the opposite sex using the Future Time Orientation in Romantic Relationships Scale (FTORR; B. Oner, 2000b). The variables suggested as correlates with FTORR scores in B. Oner's (2000a) study were subjected to regression analysis. The results indicated that relationship satisfaction and an eagerness to break up negative relationships were negatively related to FTORR scores, whereas being a woma...
Activities of Daily Living, Social Support, and Future Health of Older Americans
Bozo Özen, Özlem (Informa UK Limited, 2009-01-01)
The authors investigated the relation of activities of daily living (ADL) and social support satisfaction to illness status 10 years later among 4,870 married older adults in the Health and Retirement Study (F. Juster & R. Suzman, 1995). The authors tested the direct and indirect effects of 1992 ADL, as well as family and friends support satisfaction and spousal social support satisfaction on 2002 illness status. The hierarchical multiple regressions found, controlling for 1992 illness status, ADL protected...
Relationships between attachment security and self-construal orientations
İmamoğlu, Emine Olcay; Imamoglu, Selen (Informa UK Limited, 2007-09-01)
The authors report the results of two studies in which they explored the relationship of related and individuated self-construals, as suggested by the balanced integration—differentiation (BID) model (E. O. Imamoğlu, 2003), with (a) general attachment security in the first study (N = 168 Turkish university students) and (b) relationshipspecific attachment security with the family, peers, and romantic partners in the second study (N = 110 Turkish university students). Results indicated that attachment securi...
Citation Formats
B. Öner Özkan, “Future time orientation and relationships with the opposite sex,” JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, pp. 306–314, 2000, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/34727.