Time Perspective



Balanced Time Perspective: Does it help you at work?



Hello All,

I am a graduate student in the Master’s Degree in Occupational and Organizational Psychology at the University of East London. I am conducting  a study of Time Perspective and its effect on employee engagement and work family spillover as part of my dissertation. The aim of the study is to understand if different time perspectives affect our commitment and participation at work and the how our family and work roles both detract and enhance our lives. With your help, we hope to understand better how time perspective affects our working lives and our overall well-being. Many researchers have and are currently studying how the way we view time affects our everyday lives. Time perspective (TP) has been investigated as a predictor of well-being, academic achievement, substance abuse, risk-taking behaviours, motivation, and many others factors. In this study, we hope to shed light on how TP relates to how we interact in the organizations in which we work and particularly how a balanced time perspective fits into the mix. We also hope to explore if a balanced time perspective affects how our work and family lives interact.


The following pages contain a questionnaire in three parts. The first section is the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. This is a questionnaire designed to measure different element of how we view the past, present and future. The second is a short questionnaire on employee engagement. It helps to describe how you are view your personal ownership and positive regard for you work. Lastly, you will be presented with questions over work-family spillover. These questions concern how your work and family roles interact.  I am asking you, if you choose to do so, to fill out and submit all parts.




Participation in this study is voluntaryYou can choose not to take part and you also have the right to withdraw at any time. If you choose to withdraw, simply close the survey’s browser window or tab. All incomplete surveys will be deleted and not used in the study.


Your responses to on the questionnaire are completely anonymous. We do not need to know who you are and no one will know whether you participated in this study. You will not be asked to give information which could be used to identify yourself, nor will anyone be able to determine which company you work for. The survey software only records your responses and records no other data. Nothing you say on the questionnaire will in any way influence your present or future employment with your company.



If you have any questions or concerns about completing the questionnaire or about participating in this study, you may contact me, William Cisler, at u1029154@uel.ac.uk. If you would rather chat or talk face to face, please email me first and we can setup a suitable time and method. This way, I can avoid posting my private phone number online and we can accurately schedule a time (I live in the UK and many of you may not).


If you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant, please contact the UEL Ethics Board. Also, contact the UEL ethics board if you have questions, complaints or concerns which you do not feel you can discuss with the investigator. The University of East London Ethics Board may be reached by email at m.r.holloway@uel.ac.uk or phone  020 8223 4178 (UK number).


It should take approximately 25 minutes to complete the questionnaire.


We would like to thank you once again for you interest. Research on employees is extremely important and could not be conducted without the help of people like you.



There are 21 questions in this survey.
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