publication . Article . 1999

On the relationship between time management and time estimation

Jan Francis-Smythe; Ivan T. Robertson;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 1999 Journal: British Journal of Psychology, volume 90, pages 333-347 (issn: 0007-1269, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
The study explores the relationship between people's self-report of the use of time management practices and estimates of task duration. The hypothesis is that those who are good time managers will be good at estimating how long a future task will take (expected), how long a previously executed task has taken (retrospective) and how long a task is taking while in process (prospective). In the expected setting results indicate that those who perceive themselves as good time managers are most accurate at estimating the duration of a future task, of those who do not perceive themselves as good time managers some grossly overestimate and many underestimate to quite ...
free text keywords: BF, Psychology, Time management, Work in process, Management practices, Social psychology, Planning fallacy, Use of time, Cognitive psychology, Time perception, B-theory of time, Time estimation
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