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dc.contributor.authorMercer-Lynn, Kimberley B.
dc.contributor.authorHunter, Jennifer A.
dc.contributor.authorEastwood, John D.
dc.identifier.citationMercer-Lynn, K., Hunter, J. A., & Eastwood, J. D. (2013). Is trait boredom redundant? Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 32, 897-916.en_US
dc.description.abstractTrait 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.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKnowledge 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. www.researchimpact.caen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canadaen_US
dc.titleThe Propensity to Feel Bored is Predictive of Depression and Anger Problemsen_US
dc.typeResearch Summaryen_US

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