Future situation and personality

J. W. Mann1
1University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Cite this article:  Mann, J. W. (1996). Future situation and personality. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 24(1), 47-52.

Volume 24 Issue 1 | e822 | Published: February 1996 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1996.24.1.47

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Expectations about the future were elicited from a class of 322 South African university students who were divided into four groups. Subjects completed a questionnaire about the near or far future and about the expected influence of either the outside situation or personality. The main finding was that subjects tilted towards the expectation that their personalities would dominate their futures, whether five or twenty-five years hence.


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