Working in Argan Cooperatives Is Associated With the Time Perspectives of Amazigh Women in the Moroccan Region of Souss-Massa
East Asia Institute, Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Ecole National de Commerce et de Gestion (ENCG), Université Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco
Study Program of Business Psychology, University of Applied Management Studies (HdWM), Mannheim, Germany
Only a few studies have examined time perspectives (TPs) in the domain of the workplace. The current study investigated how TP’s differ between working and non-working Amazigh women in Argan cooperatives in Morocco. We hypothesized that the occupational status of working women will be associated with their TPs in a favorable way. The self-report questionnaire was administered orally (N = 100) with a Tachelhit language version of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI). We observed higher Future, higher Past-Positive, lower Fatalistic-Present and lower Deviation from a Balanced Time Perspective (DBTP) in working women. We were able to rule out the alternative association, that a specific TP-profile increases the probability of getting access into cooperatives or that age could be another alternative association that explain the results. The different TP-profiles reflect a more favorable personality and an improved socio-psychological situation of those women working in the cooperatives compared to non-working women.