Can Adolescents' Attentiveness be Predicted from Emotion Regulation and Personality Characteristics?
This study examined the attentiveness levels of 58 adolescent students between the ages of 12-15. All students were surveyed using three measures: Conners Rating Scale- Revised, Early Adolescent Temperament Questionnaire-Revised and the HEXACO-60. The CRS-RS was used to measure participants’ attentiveness, while the EATQ-R measured how well each participant regulated their emotions. The HEXACO-60 measured the participants’ personality factors. Results indicated that male participants had significantly higher levels of inattentiveness compared to female participants. Further, correlations were noted among personality factors, and inattention was negatively correlated with emotionality and conscientiousness. Finally a regression analysis revealed that personality factors significantly accounted for variance in attention levels, and emotionality was a significant predictor. Personality factors may play a key role in predicting adolescents’ attentiveness in the classroom.