A web survey study of 853 respondents examined whether family communication patterns predicted people’s orientation to time. Conversation orientation was negatively and significantly related with a past negative perspective on time and was positively and significantly related to past positive, present hedonistic, and future orientation perspectives on time. Conformity orientation was positively and significantly related to past negative, present hedonistic, and present fatalistic perspectives on time but was negatively and significantly related to a past positive perspective on time. Multiple linear regression results indicated that both conversation orientation and conformity orientation were significant predictors of various time orientations.
Nelson, C. Leigh and Fife, Eric M.
"Does Family Communication Orientation Relate to How We Use Time? A Preliminary Study on Family Communication Patterns and People’s Perspective on Time,"
Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD: Vol. 6, Article 7.
Available at: https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/discoursejournal/vol6/iss1/7