International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Consideration of Future Consequences: A Closer Look at Gender and Cultural Differences
Tina Robbins, James Burleson

Consideration of future consequences (CFC) has been established as an important predictor of employee work behaviors and leadership abilities. While a few studies have assessed gender differences in the general CFC construct, only one (using a sample of Dutch adolescents) that we know of has analyzed these differences with the use of (i.e., the most recently supported) separate immediate (CFC-I) vs. future sub-scales (CFC-F). Using a sample of U.S. college students, our results suggest that CFC gender distinctions may be dependent on a focus on the construct as a whole vs. a more specific breakdown of these sub-components. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed, including the need for this stream of research to recognize potential cultural differences across nationalities.

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