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The Propensity to Feel Bored is Predictive of Depression and Anger Problems

The Propensity to Feel Bored is Predictive of Depression and Anger Problems

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Title: The Propensity to Feel Bored is Predictive of Depression and Anger Problems
Author: Mercer-Lynn, Kimberley B.
Hunter, Jennifer A.
Eastwood, John D.
Identifier: 00350
Abstract: Trait boredom, the propensity to become bored, uniquely predicts depression and anger over and above other variables (such as neuroticism and inattention). Furthermore, there is reason to believe that the BPS and ZBS measure different types of trait boredom; the BPS is associated with inwardly directed issues (such as depression) and the ZBS is associated with outwardly directed issues (such as gambling). These results highlight the need for further boredom research and awareness that boredom is not a trivial malady and can cause significant psychological impairment.
Sponsor: Knowledge Mobilization at York - York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit provides services for faculty, graduate students, community and government seeking to maximize the impact of academic research and expertise on public policy, social programming, and professional practice. This summary has been supported by the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation at York and project funding from SSHRC and CIHR. kmbunit@yorku.ca www.researchimpact.ca
Subject: Boredom
Depression
Anger
Type: Research Summary
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/35979
Citation: Mercer-Lynn, K., Hunter, J. A., & Eastwood, J. D. (2013). Is trait boredom redundant? Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 32, 897-916.
Date: 2018

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