TIME MANAGEMENT DISPOSITION AND QUALITY OF LIFE: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY
 
Zhang Z.J. and Huang, X.T., Southwest Normal University, China
 
This paper investigated the interrelationship among time management disposition and the quality of life. Time management disposition was the time-related individual difference and was multidimensional in nature. Academic performance, Self-worth, subjective well-being and coping style were used as the indicator of quality of life for students. Time Management Disposition Scale (TMD), academic performance, Self-worth Scale, Subjective Well-being Scale and Copy Style Scale were employed to investigate the four groups respectively (1387 students) in Chongqing and Chengdu Cities. To test the interrelationship between time management disposition and self- worthy, well-being, and copy style, Pearson product-moment correlations were used. There was a greater association of time management disposition with self-worthy and well being than copy style. Particularly TMD subscales were strongly (positively) correlated to self-worthy, positive affects of well-being, positive copy style, negatively correlated to negative affects of well-being, and there is a weak correlation with negative cope style. The multiple regression analyses were performed to test the relative contribution of time management disposition to academic performance, self- worthy, well-being and copy style, the result showed that Time control awareness emerged as the strongest predictor of academic performance.. The variable that were significant in the regression model of self-worth and well-being were time value,time control awareness and time efficacy. Time control awarness was a significant varibale in the regrssion model of positive copy styles,but was not a predictor of negitive copy styles.