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Table 2 Experience sampling questionnaire (translated from Swedish to English)

From: The contribution of latent factors of executive functioning to mind wandering: an experience sampling study

Item Instruction/question Response option
  Right before the beep…  
1 Were you thinking about the activity you were doing? Yes, activity
No, something else
2 Were you thinking about something in the immediate surroundings? Yes, surroundings
No, something else
3 Were you in control of/guiding your thoughts? 0 (not at all) to 1 (fully)
4 How aware were you of what you were thinking about? 0 (not at all) to 1 (fully)
5 How well can you remember what you were thinking about? 0 (not at all) to 1 (very)
6 How much were you trying to concentrate on the activity? 0 (not at all) to 1 (a lot)
7 Were you distracted by things in the immediate surroundings? 0 (not at all) to 1 (a lot)
8 Were you having difficulty maintaining concentration on what you were doing? 0 (not at all) to 1 (a lot)
9 Were you feeling…? 0 (passive) to 1 (active)
10 Were you feeling…? 0 (sad) to 1 (happy)
11 Were you feeling…? 0 (anxious) to 1 (calm)
12 Were you feeling…? 0 (bored) to 1 (amused)
13 In the last 10 min, were you having difficulty shifting focus between activities? 0 (not at all) to 1 (a lot)
14 In the last 10 min, were you having difficulty changing the way you thought about something? 0 (not at all) to 1 (a lot)
  1. All 0–1 response scales were 100-point visual analog scales