Boredom Proneness Scale
The statements can be answered using a true-false response (the original format used) or with a 7-point format from "1" (highly disagree) to "7" (highly agree) used in recent research.
_____ 1. It is easy for me to concentrate on my activities.
_____ 2. Frequently when I am working I find myself worrying
about other things.
_____ 3. Time always seems to be passing slowly.
_____ 4. I often find myself at "loose ends", not knowing what
_____ 5. I am often trapped in situations where I have to
do meaningless things.
_____ 6. Having to look at someone's home movies or travel
slides bores me tremendously.
_____ 7. I have projects in mind all the time, things to do.
_____ 8. I find it easy to entertain myself.
_____ 9. Many things I have to do are repetitive and
_____ 10. It takes more stimulation to get me going than most
_____ 11. I get a kick out of most things I do.
_____ 12. I am seldom excited about my work.
_____ 13. In any situation I can usually find something to do
or see to keep me interested.
_____ 14. Much of the time I just sit around doing nothing.
_____ 15. I am good at waiting patiently.
_____ 16. I often find myself with nothing to do, time on my
_____ 17. In situations where I have to wait, such as a line I
get very restless.
_____ 18. I often wake up with a new idea.
_____ 19. It would be very hard for me to find a job that is
_____ 20. I would like more challenging things to do in life.
_____ 21. I feel that I am working below my abilities most of
_____ 22. Many people would say that I am a creative or
_____ 23. I have so many interests, I don't have time to do
_____ 24. Among my friends, I am the one who keeps doing
something the longest.
_____ 25. Unless I am doing something exciting, even dangerous,
I feel half-dead and dull.
_____ 26. It takes a lot of change and variety to keep me
_____ 27. It seems that the same things are on
television or the movies all the time; it's
_____ 28. When I was young, I was often in monotonous
and tiresome situations.