Aware of the future? Adaptation and refinement of the Futures Consciousness Scale

Lalot, Fanny and Ahvenharju, Sanna and Minkkinen, Matti. (2021) Aware of the future? Adaptation and refinement of the Futures Consciousness Scale. Psychological Test Adaptation and Development, 2 (1). pp. 102-110.

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Introduction: Futures consciousness (FC) refers to the capacity that a person has for understanding, anticipating, and preparing for the future. A psychometric instrument, the FC scale, was recently developed to measure FC as an interindividual difference. However, this initial scale suffered from some shortcomings due to a few underperforming items. Objectives: In this paper, we present and validate the revised FC scale, which aims to address these shortcomings. Methods and Results: Data from a representative sample of N = 1,684 British participants demonstrated good psychometric properties of the revised scale (and better than the original) as well as good predictive validity. Specifically, individuals' scores were positively related to self-reported future-oriented behavior, such as engagement in civic collective action and general engagement in politics. The five-dimensional structure of the scale was also replicated. Conclusion: The revised FC scale proves a reliable tool that can be used by both researchers and practitioners.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Society & Choice > Sozialpsychologie (Greifeneder)
UniBasel Contributors:Lalot, Fanny
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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