Belief in Remote Staring and Its Relation to The Five Facets of Mindfulness
Morrison, Mark Patrick John
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This paper investigated the predictive relationship between the five facets of mindfulness and belief in remote staring detection. A multiple regression was used to find the relationships between each of the five facets of mindfulness using the Five Facets of Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) with the three subscales of belief in remote staring detection, using the Remote Staring Detection Questionnaire (RSDQ). While mindfulness had not yet been associated with belief in remote staring, it had been associated with several personality correlates which have previously been shown to predict belief in remote staring; paranoia, self-consciousness subscales and social anxiety. 43 self-selecting participants completed the questionnaires online via survey host Qualtrics. It was predicted that mindfulness would overall positively correlate with each of the RSDQ subscales, the facets of mindfulness; observing and non-reactivity to inner experience, would positively predict each of the RSDQ subscales, and that the remaining facets of mindfulness would negatively predict the RSDQ subscales. Results showed that overall, mindfulness did not positively predict belief in remote staring, however the facet observing positively predicted belief in remote staring overall and each of the subscales, although the subscale extramission did not reach significance. Mindfulness facet acting with awareness trended towards negatively predicting each of the RSDQ subscales, although only the sense of being stared at reached significance. This research suggests that observing has a role to play in predicting belief in remote staring detection and may be part of the key to uncovering the beliefs underlying remote staring.
BSc (Hons) Psychology
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