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The “Noonday Demon”, Weariness, Inattention, or All of the Above? Refining the Definition and Measurement of State Boredom

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dc.contributor.advisor Spence, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.author Baratta, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-02T14:22:46Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-02T14:22:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-08
dc.date.created 2014-08-21
dc.date.issued 2014-09-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8365
dc.description.abstract The present research involves the development and validation of a state boredom measure. Across four studies, I develop and refine scale items based on a theoretically derived definition of state boredom and test the scale’s psychometric properties across four samples. Studies 1 and 2 provide support for the substantive validity of the scale items, identifying items that are conceptually consistent with the theoretically derived definition of boredom. Study 3 tests the factor structure of the scale, providing support for the expected factor structure of boredom. Finally, Study 4 provides evidence for the convergent and discriminant validity of the scale with theoretically related and unrelated constructs. Overall, the present research suggests that the state boredom measure has a factor structure consistent with theory, generates reliable data, and is a valid measure of feeling bored. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject boredom en_US
dc.subject bored en_US
dc.subject scale validation en_US
dc.subject scale development en_US
dc.subject multidimensional en_US
dc.subject state boredom en_US
dc.subject superordinate en_US
dc.title The “Noonday Demon”, Weariness, Inattention, or All of the Above? Refining the Definition and Measurement of State Boredom en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
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