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The mediating effects of the time structure on the relationships between time management behaviour, job satisfaction and psychological wellbeing

Chang, Artemis & Nguyen, Lynda Thi (2011) The mediating effects of the time structure on the relationships between time management behaviour, job satisfaction and psychological wellbeing. Australian Journal of Psychology, 63(4), pp. 187-197.

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Abstract

This article examined the relationship between time structure and Macan's process model of time management. This study proposed that time structure—‘appraisal of effective time usage’—would be a more parsimonious mediator than perceived control over time in the relationship between time management behaviours and outcome variables, such as job satisfaction and psychological well-being. Alternative structure models were compared using a sample of 111 university students. Model 1 tested Macan's process model of time management with perceived control over time as the mediator. Model 2 replaced perceived control over time by the construct of time structure. Model 3 examined the possibility of perceived control over time and time structure as being parallel mediators of the relationships between time management and outcomes. Results of this study showed that Model 1 and Model 2 fitted the data equally well. On the other hand, the mediated effects were small and partial in both models. This pattern of results calls for reassessment of the process model.

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ID Code: 41415
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Article first published online: 15 MAR 2011
Keywords: Intergroup Processes, Developmental Processes, Developmental Stages, Time Perception, Time Management
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-9536.2011.00008.x
ISSN: 0004-9530
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Australian Psychological Society
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2011 08:42
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2011 15:16

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