Context: Nurses with a high future time perspective talented at setting a goal in the distant future and make every effort to achieve through developing their plan and priorities tasks.
Aim: The study aimed to identify how future time perspectives (FTP) influence registered nurses’ behaviors toward delegation and their thriving at work.
Methods: A descriptive correlational design was used. The study was conducted at Basyoun Central Hospital, affiliated to the ministry of health and population at El-Gharbia Governorate, on all available (N=108) registered nurses who had bachelor degrees or higher nursing qualification. Three tools were used to collect data: Future time perspectives assessment questionnaire, delegation behaviors assessment questionnaire, and thriving at work assessment scale.
Results: Results revealed that 45.4%, 49.1% of registered nurses had a high level of future time perspectives and highly use the inspector style of delegation, respectively. In total more than half of nurses had a high level of thriving at work. There was a significant positive correlation between future time perspectives and inspector style of delegation and their thriving at work.
Conclusion: Results found that future time perspectives had a vital role in registered nurses' delegation behavior and their thriving at work. Health care organizations have to attract nursing staff with strong FTP and develop training programs for nursing staff to have a more future-oriented viewpoint.