Induction and meassurement of self-focused attention: an overview study

Gabriela Šeboková, Marta Popelková

Abstract

The aim of the submitted study is to offer an overview of the selected methods for inducing and measuring self-focused attention. Self-focused attention is conceptualized by the authors as (1) a situational state – self-awareness, and (2) a personality trait – self-consciousness. In our study, we present typical methods for inducing self-awareness – the stimuli used for inciting of and experimental manipulation with situational self-focused attention, and methods for measuring dispositional self-consciousness and also situational self-awareness. We have divided the methods for measurement of the both types of self-focused attention into three groups: self-report questionnaires, linguistic analysis of self focus attention and so called indirect methods. We also mention psychometric qualities and advantages and disadvantages of particular methodics.

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Keywords

self-awareness, self-consciousness, psychometric properties

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