San Diego State University
Department of Psychology
Jeffrey M. Conte
Conte, J. M., Landy,
F. J., & Mathieu, J. E. (1995). Time urgency: Conceptual and construct
development. Journal of Applied Psychology, 80, 178-185.
While time urgency is seen as unidimensional in traditional measures of
the Type A Behavior Pattern, Landy, Rastegary, Thayer, and Colvin (1991)
concluded that it is a multidimensional construct. They developed
behaviorally anchored rating scales (BARS) that correspond to seven dimensions
of time urgency. This multitrait-multimethod study employed four
raters' evaluations of 183 students at two times to examine the construct
validity of the BARS measures. This study also investigated environmental
and individual difference variables that were linked to time urgency.
Confirmatory factor analyses failed to support a hypothesized seven-dimension,
four-method solution, but did evidence good fit indices for a five-dimension,
four-method model. Potential directions for future research on time
urgency are discussed. (Copyright 1995, American Psychological Association).