The relationship between economic value of time and feelings of time pressure

Changkai Chen1, Hua Xu2, Juanjuan Zheng3
1School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nanjing University, People’s Republic of China
2Center for Mental Health Education and Research, Nanjing University, People’s Republic of China
3International Department, Jinling High School, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China
Cite this article:  Chen, C., Xu, H., & Zheng, J. (2015). The relationship between economic value of time and feelings of time pressure. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 43(8), 1395-1408.

Volume 43 Issue 8 | e4836 | Published: September 2015 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2015.43.8.1395–1408

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The issue of time pressure concerns both scholars and the general public. We conducted 2 experiments in which university students (67 participants in Experiment 1, 69 in Experiment 2) were randomly assigned to different economic values of time. Contrary to previous findings, we found that subjective expectations played an important mediating role in the relationship between the economic value of time and feelings of time pressure. If the economic value of time was lower than the participants expected, this negatively affected their perceived time pressure. In contrast, if the economic value was higher than the participants expected, this enhanced their perceived time pressure. We found that the opportunity cost of time perspective was the most applicable of 3 theoretical explanations in explaining the relationship between the economic value of time and time pressure.

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