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Temporal Extension Inventory of Coimbra (TEIC)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Inventário da Extensão Temporal de Coimbra

Portuguese Version

Ortuño, V., Paixão, M. P. & Janeiro, I. (2013)

General Description

It is composed of 14 items (7-point Guttman scale). The response options range from 2 months to 20 years or more. All items are composed of statements located in the psychological past or future. Therefore, it includes two sub-scales: Future Temporal Extension (α = .70), related to how far in the future the individuals’ look is projected; it is formed by six items and Past Temporal Extension(α = .83) , which refers to how far in the past the individuals’ motivational objects are located; it is formed by six items. Items 4 and 11 are control items. In the CFA, as expected the two main components (Future and Past Extensions) were moderately correlated. We believe that the cognitive processes of thinking too far away either for the future or the past are related. Targeted population: adolescents and adults.

  • Ortuño, V. (2014). Time perspective stability: Studies with an multidimensional model in the university context. Dissertação de Doutoramento não publicada. Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/47449


Victor Ortuño – victortuno@gmail.com

Maria Paula Paixão – mppaixao@fpce.uc.pt