The Relationship Between Boredom and Meaning in Life


This project seeks to examine the relationship between boredom proneness, meaning in life, and state boredom. Specifically, how are the three constructs correlated and does meaning in life moderate the relationship between trait and state boredom when one is engaged in a boring task? Participants complete a set of online measures (ex: demographics, Boredom Proneness Scale, Sources of Meaning, and Meaning in life Questionnaire) before coming into the laboratory for the boredom induction task. After the task, the Multidimensional State Boredom Scale and ad hoc emotion check are administered and participants are then debriefed.


Students assisting in this project can expect to run 1-3 participants per week in the lab, with each session lasting about 20 minutes. There will also be the chance to recruit participants.