Abstract

This research presents a review of the psychometric measures on boredom that have

been developed over the past 25 years.  Specifically, the author examined the Boredom

Proneness Scale (BPS: R. Farmer & N. D. Sundberg, 1986), the job boredom scales by

E. A. Grubb (1975) and T. W. Lee (1986), a boredom coping measure ( J. A. Hamilton,

R. J. Haier, & M. S. Buchsbaum, 1984), 2 scales that assess leisure and free-time boredom

(S. E. Oso-Ahola & Weissinger, 1990; M. G. Ragheb & S. P. Merydith, 2001; the Sexual

Boredom Scale (SBS; J. D. Watt and J. E. Ewing, 1996), and the Boredom Susceptibility (BS)

subscale of the Sensation Seeking Scale (M. Zuckerman, 1979a).  Particular attention

is devoted to discussing the literature regarding the psychometric properties of the

BPS because it is the only full-scale measure of the construct of boredom.