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Trait self-awareness predicts perceptions of choice meaningfulness in a decision-making task

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, January 2018
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (74th percentile)

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Title
Trait self-awareness predicts perceptions of choice meaningfulness in a decision-making task
Published in
BMC Research Notes, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13104-018-3191-2
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Authors

Noam Dishon, Julian A. Oldmeadow, Jordy Kaufman

Abstract

Seminal theorists such as Erikson, Bruner, Frankl and Rogers have underscored the importance of meaning in psychological life. However contemporary scholars interested in meaning have noted that further investigation of the individual differences associated with meaning-making is still needed. In the present study we explored whether individual differences in trait self-awareness were associated with perceptions of choice meaningfulness in a decision-making task. All participants engaged in a decision-making task wherein they were asked to choose their preferred painting out of pairs of sequentially presented abstract paintings. Participants in the experimental condition were provided with feedback that their choices had been diagnostic of important personality characteristics whereas those in the control condition were not. All participants were then prompted to reflect on their choices before rating the subjective meaningfulness that they associated with their choices and completing measures to assess trait self-awareness. As anticipated, persons with higher levels of trait self-awareness tended to seek out and find more meaning compared to those lower in trait self-awareness. However contrary to expectations, feedback about the self-relevance of choices did not moderate perceptions of choice meaningfulness. Implications of these findings as well as directions for future research are also discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Lecturer 3 18%
Researcher 2 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Student > Bachelor 1 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 6%
Other 3 18%
Unknown 5 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 5 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 12%
Computer Science 1 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 6%
Arts and Humanities 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 5 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 June 2018.
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#2,098,264
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