Boredom and Boredom Proneness
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
How to Cite
Farmer, R. F. and Sundberg, N. D. 2010. Boredom and Boredom Proneness. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Boredom is a state most people experience at one time or another. Many cultures have words that refer to experiences consistent with boredom: “ennui” (French), “Langeweile” (German), “malal” and “dajira” (Arabic), “khaali” (Hindi), “bosan” (Indonesian), “na buwa” (Taiwanese), “taikutsu” (Japanese), “jidooham (Korean), and “wuliau” (Chinese). Whereas terms such as boring, bored, or boredom refer to a state or temporary conditions, boredom proneness refers to a trait-like condition or frequently reoccurring experience.
- boredom proneness;