Engagement in self-reflection
I don't often think about my thoughts (R).
I rarely spend time in self-reflection (R).
I frequently examine my feelings.
I don't really think about why I behave in the way that I do (R).
I frequently take time to reflect on my thoughts.
I often think about the way I feel about things.
Need for self-reflection
I am not really interested in analyzing my behaviour (R).
It is important for me to evaluate the things that I do.
I am very interested in examining what I think about.
It is important to me to try to understand what my feelings mean.
I have a definite need to understand the way that my mind works.
It is important to me to be able to understand how my thoughts arise.
I am usually aware of my thoughts.
I'm often confused about the way that I really feel about things (R).
I usually have a very clear idea about why I've behaved in a certain way.
I'm often aware that I'm having a feeling‚ but I often don't quite know what it is (R).
My behavior often puzzles me (R).
Thinking about my thoughts makes me more confused (R).
Often I find it difficult to make sense of the way I feel about things (R).
I usually know why I feel the way I do
Insight‚ self-reflection‚ need for self-reflection
Coefficient alpha for the self-reflection scale was .91‚ and .87 for the insight scale.
1 = strongly disagree‚ 6 = strongly agree
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