Individual differences in attentional networks: Trait and state correlates of the ANT

Gerald Matthews, Moshe Zeidner

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Abstract

Several trait and state factors may predict enhanced attentional functioning, but the mechanisms underlying these effects require elucidation. The current study aimed to test relationships between traits (Five Factor Model), three state factors and the Attentional Network Test (ANT). 99 Israeli undergraduates participated. Trait and state factors were differentially related to the ANT indices. As predicted, superior executive control was associated with extraversion, conscientiousness, state task engagement, and low state distress. Differing predictor sets were found for alertness and orienting. Findings are discussed in relation to cognitive neuroscience models of personality and subjective state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-579
Number of pages6
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Attention Networks Test
  • Conscientiousness
  • Executive control
  • Extraversion
  • Five Factor Model
  • Mood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (all)

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