Title

Culture and gender differences in boredom proneness

Abstract

The present study investigated cultural differences in boredom proneness scores. The participants consisted of undergraduate students from the United States (N = 449) and Germany (N = 767) who completed the 28- item Boredom Proneness Scale (BPS). The results indicated that students from the United States possessed significantly higher BPS scores than their German counterparts. Specifically, U.S. participants had greater scores on the BPS subscales of External Stimulation, Affective Responses, and Perception of Time. In addition, a main effect for gender was found with males possessing higher BPS total scores than females. Males had greater scores on the BPS subscales of External Stimulation, Time, and Constraint. The findings are discussed as to how they contribute to past research examining the role of culture and gender on boredom proneness levels. © NAJP.

Publication Title

North American Journal of Psychology

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