The Relationship between Extraversion, Neuroticism and Cognitive Failures: The Assessment of Metacognition as a Mediator



Introduction: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between extraversion and neuroticism personality dimensions and cognitive failures and the role of metacognition as a mediator variable in this relationship.
Method: 200 female students of Tarbiat Modares University completed Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ-R), Cognitive Failures Questionnaire (CFQ) and Metacognition Questionnaire (MCQ-30). The data were analyzed using multiple regression.
Results: The results indicated that components of metacognition in positive beliefs about worry, negative beliefs about uncontrollability and danger, cognitive confidence and negative beliefs about not controlling thoughts were partly as a mediator between neuroticism and cognitive failures. Also there was a significant independent correlation between neuroticism and cognitive failures.
Conclusion: The findings of this study support the meditative role of components of metacognition in the relationship between neuroticism and cognitive failures