San Diego State University Department of Psychology
Jeffrey M. Conte

          Conte, J. M., Mathieu, J. E., & Landy, F. J. (1998). The nomological and predictive validity of time urgency. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 18, 1-13.

Developed a nomological network that theoretically linked time urgency to related variables. To test the proposed relationships, time urgency, achievement strivings, and impatience/irritability were utilized as predictors of health and performance 18 mo later for 132 undergraduates. Multivariate canonical correlation analyses provided support for a complex nomological network among the predictors and the outcome measures. Redundancy coefficients and a rotated structure matrix were employed to identify 2 significant dimensions, labeled crammers and organizers, that linked the predictors with the outcome measures. The results also indicate that the time urgency subcomponents were differentially related to several health outcomes. These findings provide further validity evidence for the time urgency construct, and suggest that time urgency variables should be considered as important predictors of both health and performance outcomes. (Copyright 1995, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.)