Firefighters: Prosocial risk taking and time orientation

Piotr Próchniak1
1Department of Psychology, Pomeranian University, Poland
Cite this article:  Próchniak, P. (2014). Firefighters: Prosocial risk taking and time orientation. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 42, 253-258.

Volume 42 Issue 2 | e3599 | Published: March 2014 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2014.42.2.253

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The aim in this study was to identify the time orientation of firefighters. The sample consisted of 71 firefighters (Mage = 35.1 years, SD = 4.8) and 66 social workers, representing a group working in a low-risk environment (Mage = 33.2 years, SD = 5.9). The participants completed the Temporal Orientation Questionnaire AION-2000. It was found that, in comparison to the control group, firefighters scored higher on future-time perspective and the temporal competences of telic dominance, degree of detail, and use of time.

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