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Table 4 Latent correlations of attentional disengagements with working memory capacity (WMC), fluid intelligence (gF), attention control (AC), laboratory mind-wandering (MW), laboratory external distraction (ED), motivation in classes (Mot), and interest in classes (Inter)

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

Attentional disengagements WMC gF AC MW ED Mot Inter
Distraction total .16 .36a .20 −.18 .12 .02 .04
Mind-wandering total .12 .17 .19 −.34a .03 .01 −.06
1. Distracted surrounding conversation/behavior .06 .18 .25a −.36a .03 .08 .09
2. Self-distraction .08 .42a .04 .02 .01 −.01 −.24a
3. Zoning out .14 .13 .09 .08 −.10 .03 −.04
4. Mind-wandering future social engagement .06 −.06 .05 −.27a .09 .05 .04
5. Mind-wandering bored disinterested −.20a −.33a −.22 .22a −.03 −.21a −.14
6. Distracted tired −.03 −.20 −.17 .15 .31a −.05 −.01
7. Mind-wandering had to re-read −.01 .03 −.09 −.14 .00 −.05 .03
8. Mind-wandering about what to do .04 −.10 .07 −.29a −.07 .07 .04
9. Mind-wandering about future class performance .03 −.21 .06 .00 .04 .22a .18a
10. Distracted hungry .06 −.09 .04 −.14 .01 −.05 .02
11. Mind-wandering about future meal .01 .05 .01 −.13 −.11 .00 .02
12. Mind-wandering about prior class performance −.28a −.26a .00 −.17 .20 .02 .11
13. Distracted by class features −.14 −.23 −.08 .23a −.04 −.17 −.15
14. Distracted by current health −.15 −.29 −.19a −.07 .15 .17 .13
15. Mind-wandering about professor −.09 .11 .08 −.14 −.16 −.05 −.11
  1. a p < .05