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dc.contributor.advisorEastwood, John D.
dc.contributor.authorGorelik, Dana
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-20T18:15:44Z
dc.date.available2020-07-20T18:15:44Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-20
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/37640
dc.description.abstractTrait boredom is associated with serious psychosocial consequences. It is also associated with poor sustained attention and self-reported executive dysfunction. However, research on trait boredom and cognitive ability beyond sustained attention is limited. One reason is that there has been a lack of theoretically grounded measures of trait boredom. In part 1, we developed a strong, unidimensional measure of trait boredom grounded in a comprehensive definition and theory of state boredom. In part 2, we examined whether participants cognitive ability on tests of sustained attention, executive function, and processing speed predicted trait boredom. Findings indicated a weak association between cognitive ability and trait boredom. However, trait boredom was associated with poorer sustained attention ability, marginally poorer oral processing speed and better inhibitory control. Findings suggest trait boredom is likely not reflective of poor cognitive ability. Rather, trait boredom may characterize ones reaction to certain cognitive tasks, thereby causing poor performance.
dc.languageen
dc.rightsAuthor owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
dc.subjectPersonality psychology
dc.titleThe Underused Mind: The Role of Cognition in Trait Boredom
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplinePsychology(Functional Area: Clinical Psychology)
dc.degree.nameMA - Master of Arts
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2020-07-20T18:15:43Z
dc.subject.keywordsBoredom
dc.subject.keywordsTrait Boredom
dc.subject.keywordsScale Development
dc.subject.keywordsIndividual Differences
dc.subject.keywordsCognitive Ability
dc.subject.keywordsPersonality


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