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Does monitoring performance eliminate the ego-depletion phenomenon and influence perception of time?

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posted on 02.05.2018, 00:00 by AC Voce, Stephen MostonStephen Moston
This study evaluated whether monitoring performance against an objective measure eliminated ego depletion and enhanced the accuracy of one’s temporal perception. Two independent variables, depletion level and monitoring status, were manipulated in 83 undergraduates (71% female, median age ¼ 21.2 years), who were then measured for persistence on a series of anagram puzzles (first dependant variable) and subjective time perception estimates (second dependant variable). While depleted participants in the nonmonitoring condition exhibited significantly less persistence than those in the performance-monitoring or low-depleted conditions, no differences in time perception scores were detected among the four groups. It appears monitoring behavior against an objective measure is a robust tool to improve self-control ability in depleted individuals; however, this effect is unrelated to perception of time.

Funding

Other

History

Volume

15

Issue

1

Start Page

32

End Page

46

Number of Pages

15

eISSN

1529-8876

ISSN

1529-8868

Publisher

Routledge, UK

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

14/07/2015

External Author Affiliations

Australian National University; University of Canberra

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Self and Identity