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Routine and feelings of safety, confidence, and well-being

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Correspondence should be addressed to Dr Dinah Avni-Babad, School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel (e-mail: dinahavni@hotmail.com; avni@mscc.huji.ac.il).

Abstract

An examination of the influence of routine behaviour on people's feelings of safety, confidence, and well-being shows, as hypothesized, that these positive emotions increase with routine behaviour. Five studies were conducted on flights, in different neighbourhoods of the city, in the laboratory performing a routine or a non-routine task, and in seating behaviour in university classrooms. In all studies, participants reported more feelings of safety, confidence, and well-being in routine situations. Thus, routine enhances feelings of safety, confidence, and well-being in many aspects of everyday life.

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