The limits of a limited future time perspective in explaining age differences in emotional functioning.

  title={The limits of a limited future time perspective in explaining age differences in emotional functioning.},
  author={Daniel Gr{\"u}hn and Neika Sharifian and Qiao Chu},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={31 6},
Although a limited future time perspective (FTP) has been theorized to be the underlying mechanism of positive emotional functioning later in life, there is scant empirical evidence for this position. Using an integrative data-analytic approach, we investigated the predictive value of FTP, age, and subjective health in explaining emotional functioning in a sample of 2,504 adults (17 to 87 years, M = 35.5, SD = 14.2). Although older adults reported a more limited FTP than younger adults, age and… 

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