Mello Literature


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47. +Chandler, J., & Mello, Z. R. (in-press). Negative life events and time perspective among adolescents. Psi Chi Journal. 


46. Vásquez-Echeverría, A., Alvarez-Nuñez, L., Mello, Z. R., & Worrell, F. C. (in press). Time attitude profiles and health-related behaviors: Validation of scores on a Spanish version of the Adolescent and Adult Time Inventory–Time Attitudes (AATI-TA). The Spanish Journal of Psychology


45. Yacob, E. T., Melaku, B. M., Worrell, F. C., & Mello, Z. R. (2020). Measuring time perspective in Ethiopian young adults using the Adolescent and Adult Time Inventory (AATI). Journal of Psychology in Africa30(6), 520–528. PDF


44. Finan, L. J., *Moon, J., *Kaur, M., Gard, D., & Mello, Z. R. (2020). Trepidation and time: An examination of anxiety and thoughts and feelings about the past, present, and future among adolescents. Applied Developmental Science. doi:10.1080/10888691.2020.1778476 PDF


43. Perry, J. L., Temple, E. C., Worrell, F. C., Živkovič, U., Mello, Z. R., Musil, B., Cole J. C., & McKay, M. T. (2020). Different version, similar result? A critical analysis of the multiplicity of shortened versions of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. Sage Open. PDF


42. Worrell, F. C., Mello, Z. R., Laghi, F., Baiocco, R., & Lonigro, A. (2020). Time perspective constructs in Albanian and Italian adolescents: Exploratory analyses. Psychological Reports. PDF


41. Konowalczyk, S., Buhl, M., *Moon, J., & Mello, Z. R. (2019). The past, present, and future all matter: How time perspective is associated with optimism and sensation seeking among young adults. Research in Human Development, 16, 119-134. PDF


40. Mello, Z. R. (2019). A construct matures: Time perspective’s multidimensional, developmental, and modifiable qualities. Research in Human Development, 16, 93-101. PDF


39. Konowalczyk, S., Clemens, A. R., & Mello, Z. R. (2019). Time perspective, sports club membership, and physical self-concept among adolescents: A person-centered approach. Journal of Adolescence, 72, 141-151. PDF


38. Chishima, Y., Murakami, T., Worrell, F. C., & Mello, Z. R. (2019). The Japanese version of the Adolescent Time Inventory-Time Attitudes (ATI-TA) scale: Internal consistency, structural validity, and convergent validity. Assessment, 26, 181-192. doi:10.1177/1073191116683800 PDF


37. Mello, Z. R., Oladipo, S. E., +Paoloni, V. C., & Worrell, F. C. (2018). Time perspective and risky behaviors among Nigerian young adults. Journal of Adult Development. PDF


36. Temple, E., Perry, J. L., Worrell, F. C., Živkovič, U., Mello, Z. R., Musil, B., Cole, J. C., & McKay, M. T. (2017). The Zimbardo time perspective inventory: Time for a new strategy, not more new shortened versions. Time and Society. doi:10.1177/0961463X17718102 PDF


35. Dixon, D. D., Worrell, F. C., Keltner, D., & Mello, Z. R. (2018). The magic of hope: Hope mediates the relationship between socioeconomic status and academic achievement. Journal of Educational Research, 111, 507-515. doi:10.1080/00220671.2017.130291 PDF


34. Konowalczyk, S., Mello, Z. R., Röske, L. A. S., Buhl, M., Heim, R., & Worrell, F. C. (2018). Adolescent and Adult Time Inventory-Time Attitude scales: Validity and contributions to physical activity and self-concept in Spanish adolescents. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation7, 76-90. PDF


33. Worrell, F. C., Temple, E. C., McKay, M. T., Živkovič, U., Perry, J. L., Mello, Z. R., Musil, B., & Cole J. C. (2018). A theoretical approach to resolving the psychometric problems associated with the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 34(1), 41-51. PDF


32. Mello, Z. R., +Walker, E. B., *Finan, L. J., +Stiasny, A., +Wiggers, I. C. S., *^McBroom, K. A., & Worrell, F. C. (2017). Time perspective, psychological outcomes, and risky behavior among runaway adolescents. Applied Developmental Science. PDF


31. McKay, M., Worrell, F. C., Živkovič, U., Temple, L., Mello, Z. R., Musil, B., Cole, J., Andretta, J., & Perry, J. (2018). A balanced time perspective: Is it an exercise in empiricism, and does it relate meaningfully to health and well-being outcomes? International Journal of Psychology. doi:10.1002/ijop.12530 PDF


30. Dixon, D. D., Worrell, F. C., & Mello, Z. R. (2017). Profiles of hope: How clusters of hope relate to school variables. Learning and Individual Differences, 59, 55-64. doi:10.1080/00220671.2017.1302915 PDF


29. Juriševič, M., Worrell, F. C., & Mello, Z. R. (2017). Measuring time attitudes in Slovenia: Psychometric properties of the Adolescent and Adult Time Attitude Scale (AATI-TA). Horizons of Psychology/Psihološka obzorja, 26, 89-97. doi:10.20419/2017.26.472 PDF


28. Sahin-Baltacı, H., Tagay, Ö., Worrell, F. C., & Mello, Z. R. (2017). Psychometric properties of Turkish Adolescent Time Inventory-Time Attitude (ATI-TA) scores. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 6, 47-59. PDF


27. Prow, R. M., Worrell, F. C., Andretta, J. R., & Mello, Z. R. (2017). Demographic differences in adolescent time attitude profiles: A person-oriented analysis using model-based clustering. Berkeley Review of Education. PDF


26. Mello, Z. R., Zhang, J. W., Barber, S. J., +Paoloni, V. C., Howell, R. T., & Worrell, F. C. (2016). Psychometric properties of time attitude scores in young, middle, and older adult samples. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 57-61. PDF


25. *Kaur, M., & Mello, Z. R. (2016). Positive and negative well-being among adolescents from theological and conventional schools in India. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture. doi:10.1080/13674676.2016.1165191 PDF


24. Worrell, F. C., Temple, E., McKay, M. T., Živkovič, U., Perry, J. L., Mello, Z. R., Musil, Z. R., &, Cole, J. C. (2016). A theoretical approach to the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory: Results from America, Australia, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom. European Journal of Psychological AssessmentPDF


23. +^Jaramillo, J., Mello, Z. R., & Worrell, F. C. (2015). Ethnic identity, stereotype threat, and perceived discrimination among Native American adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26(4), 769–775. PDF


22. McKay, M. T., Cole, J. C., Percy, A., Worrell, F. C., &, Mello, Z. R. (2015). Reliability and factorial validity of the Adolescent Time Inventory-Time Attitude Scores (ATI-TA) in Scottish and Northern Irish adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 86, 412-416. PDF


21. McKay, M. T., Dempster, M., & Mello, Z. R. (2015). Does Consideration of Future Consequences moderate the relationship between aggression and alcohol use in adolescents? Results from the United Kingdom. Addiction Research and Theory, 23, 372-379. PDF


20. Perry, J. L., McKay, M. T., Worrell, F. C., Živkovič, U., Mello, Z. R., & Musil, B. (2015). Measuring time perspective in adolescents: Can you get the right answer by asking the wrong questions? Personality and Individual Differences, 78, 53-57. PDF


19. McKay, M. T., Worrell, F. C., Temple, E. C., Perry, J., Cole, J. C., &, Mello, Z. R. (2015). Less is not always more: The case of the 36-item short form of The Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. Personality and Individual Differences, 72, 68-71PDF


18. Andretta, J. R., Worrell, F. C., & Mello, Z. R. (2014). Predicting educational outcomes and psychological wellbeing in adolescents using time attitude profiles.  Psychology in the Schools, 51, 434-451. PDF


17. Mello, Z. R., *Finan, L. J., & Worrell, F. C. (2013). Introducing an instrument to assess time orientation and time relation in adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 36, 551-563. PDF


16. Worrell, F. C., Mello, Z. R., & Buhl, M. (2013). Introducing English and German versions of the Adolescent Time Attitude Scale (ATAS). Assessment, 20, 496-510. doi:10.1177/1073191110396202 PDF


15. Andretta, J. R., Worrell, F. C., Mello, Z. R., +^Dixson, D. D., & +^Baik, S. H. (2013). Demographic group differences in adolescents’ time attitudes. Journal of Adolescence, 36, 289–301. PDF


14. Mello, Z. R., *Anton-Stang, H. M., *Monaghan, P. L., *Roberts, K. J., & Worrell, F. C. (2012). A longitudinal investigation of African American and Hispanic adolescents' educational and occupational expectations and corresponding attainment in adulthood. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 17(4), 266-285. doi:10.1080/10824669.2012.717029 PDF


13. Mello, Z. R., Mallett, R. K., Andretta, J. R., & Worrell, F. C. (2012). Stereotype threat and school belonging in adolescents from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds. Journal of At-Risk Issues, 17, 9-14. PDF


12. +Hand, L. H., Mello, Z. R., & *Anton-Stang, H. M. (2012). An investigation of gender, perceived gender-barriers to a future occupation, and academic achievement among delinquent adolescents. Modern Psychological Science, 17, 19-26. PDF


11. Mallett, R. K., Mello, Z. R., Wagner, D. E., Worrell, F. C., Burrow, R. N., & Andretta, J. R. (2011). Do I belong? It depends on when you ask. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17, 432-436. doi:10.1037/a0025455 PDF


10. Meyer, E. L., Schaefer, B. A., Soto, C. M., Simmons, C. S., Anguiano, R., Brett, J., Holman, A., Martin, J. F., Hata, H. K., Roberts, K. J., Mello, Z. R., & Worrell, F. C. (2011). Factor structure of Child Behavior Scale scores in Peruvian preschoolers. Psychology in the Schools, 48, 931-942. doi:10.1002/pits.20596 PDF


9. Mello, Z. R., +Bhadare, D., Fearn, E. J., Galaviz, M. M., Hartmann, E. S., & Worrell, F. C. (2009). The window, the river, and the novel: Examining adolescents’ conceptions of the past, the present, and the future. Adolescence, 44, 539-556. PDF


8. Mello, Z. R., Worrell, F. C., & Andretta, J. R. (2009). Variation in how frequently adolescents think about the past, the present, and the future in relation to academic achievement. Research on Child and Adolescent Development/Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung, 2, 173-183. PDF


7. Worrell, F. C., & Mello, Z. R. (2009). Convergent and discriminant validity of time attitude scores on the Adolescent Time Perspective Inventory. Research on Child and Adolescent Development/Diskur Kindheits- und Jugendforschung, 185-196. PDF


6. Mello, Z. R. (2009). Racial/ethnic group and socioeconomic status variation in educational and occupational expectations from adolescence to adulthood. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 30, 494-504. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2008.12.029 PDF


5. Mello, Z. R., & Worrell, F. C. (2008). Gender variation in extracurricular activity participation and perceived life chances in Trinidad and Tobago adolescents. Psyche/Psykhe, 2, 91-102. PDF


4. Mello, Z. R. (2008). Gender variation in developmental trajectories of educational and occupational expectations and attainment from adolescence to adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1069-1080. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.44.4.1069 PDF


3. Mello, Z. R., & Swanson, D. P. (2007). Gender differences in African American adolescents' personal, educational, and occupational expectations and perceptions of neighborhood quality. Journal of Black Psychology, 33, 150-168. doi:10.1177/0095798407299514 PDF


2. Worrell, F. C., & Mello, Z. R. (2007). Reliability and validity of Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory scores in academically talented adolescents. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 67, 487-504. doi:10.1177/0013164406296985 PDF


1. Mello, Z. R., & Worrell, F. C. (2006). The relationship of time perspective, age, gender, and academic achievement in academically talented adolescents. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 29, 271-289. PDF


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