This research investigates the interrelation between subjective well-being components
and time perspective. Self-attitude is taken into consideration as a central aspect of well-being. According
to the aims of the study, participants completed the Ryff Subjective Well-being Scales, The
Lyubomirsky Subjective Happiness Scale, the Satisfaction with Life Scale, the Zimbardo Time Perspective
Inventory and the Stolin Self-attitude Inventory. The sample included 93 university students,
both men (43) and women (50) aged from 17 to 26 years old. Based on the correlational analysis,
the association between subjective well-being aspects and time perspective is found: future-oriented
people, who view their past in a positive way, have a higher level of self-respect, self-acceptance, selfunderstanding
and self-guidance. Five time perspective profi les are discovered by cluster analysis:
past negative-oriented (17,2%), future-oriented (24,7%), risk (18,3%), balanced (23,7%) and moderately
present-oriented (16,1%). Subjective well-being and self-attitude scores are higher among
participants, who achieved balanced time perspective and, therefore, have an authentic self-esteem.
It’s important to mention that self-attitude scores are higher among the future-oriented sample. This
fact can be explained the following way: this orientation serves a protective function, being based not
on the real evidence, but just on hopes and expectations, taking into account the age of respondents.