Project: Boredom

Investigating the relationship between boredom propensity and the wellbeing of university students in Hong Kong

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Our Study

We are conducting a series of studies using various research methods to explore the interplay of boredom, meaning and behaviors. In particular, we are interested to find out how meaning affects the way people cope with boredom. So far we have completed an experience-sampling study to investigate on people’s experience of boredom in everyday life, as well as how perceived meaningfulness plays a role in it. We have also conducted two experimental studies that examined behavioral avoidance - snacking and smartphone use - in boredom.