San Diego State University
Department of Psychology
Jeffrey M. Conte
Conte, J. M., Rizzuto, T.
E., & Steiner, D. D. (1999). A construct-oriented analysis of individual-level
polychronicity. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 14, 269-287.
This paper provided construct validity evidence for polychronicity in two
related studies. Study 1 assessed the relationship between individuals'
stated polychronicity preferences and peer ratings of polychronicity in
a multitrait-multimethod design, which indicated that different raters
were able to agree about an individual's polychronicity. Additional
construct validity evidence was provided by linking polychronicity to several
potentially related constructs such as achievement striving, impatience/irritability,
stress, and performance. In study 2, hypothesized relationships between
polychronicity and both time urgency and time management behavior dimensions
were supported. In addition, similar relationships between polychronicity
and time urgency dimensions were identified across French and American
samples. Together, these two studies provide a clearer understanding
of the correlates and potential outcomes of polychronicity. Directions
for future research were also discussed. (Copyright 1999, MCB University