Abstract

To date, there is a conceptual bias in the available research on the construct of boredom.  That is, the

"constructive" nature of boredom has been either ignored or under-reported by researchers in the area. 

The purpose of this paper is to review some of the positive aspects of boredom that have been discussed

in the literature.  Given that a sizeable majority of these writings are non-empirical, it is proposed that

future research should focus on examining the potential benefits of boredom, particularly as it relates

to identifying how and why boredom leads to positive versus negative outcomes.