publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Boredom and its psychological consequences : a meaning-regulation approach.

van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: University of Limerick
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
peer-reviewed This thesis by publication documents the results of a three year PhD research project investigating boredom. Even though boredom is a common experience that has been suggested to hold major implications for life and society, surprisingly little research has been conducted on its experiential character and its consequences. The research presented in the current thesis sought to fill this void. Following the observation that boredom involves a lack of perceived meaning in one???s activities or circumstances, it was hypothesized that boredom triggers selfregulation attempts aimed at re-establishing a sense of meaningfulness. Five articles are included...
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