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Table 1 Descriptive statistics and rankings of most frequent everyday attention disengagements

From: Attentional disengagements in educational contexts: a diary investigation of everyday mind-wandering and distraction

Attentional disengagement M SD Sum Range
1. Distracted surrounding conversation/behavior 5.11 3.77 582 24
2. Self-distraction 2.54 2.41 290 9
3. Zoning out 2.54 2.21 289 11
4. Mind-wandering future social engagement 1.19 1.49 136 8
5. Mind-wandering bored disinterested 1.17 1.43 133 7
6. Distracted tired 1.06 1.33 121 6
7. Mind-wandering had to re-read 0.97 1.22 111 5
8. Mind-wandering about what to do 0.64 0.93 73 4
9. Mind-wandering about future class performance 0.60 0.98 68 5
10. Distracted hungry 0.39 0.72 45 4
11. Mind-wandering about future meal 0.25 0.64 29 4
12. Mind-wandering about prior class performance 0.25 0.90 29 7
13. Distracted by class features 0.25 0.56 29 3
14. Distracted by current health 0.24 0.61 27 4
15. Mind-wandering about professor 0.19 0.46 22 2