Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between measures of self-actualization and boredom proneness. A group of 154 undergraduate students completed the Short Index of Self-acutalization (SI; Jones & Crandall, 1986), and the Boredom Proneness Scale (BP; Farmer & Sundberg, 1986). As hypothesized, SI and BP total scores were significantly negatively related. Also, significant negative correlations were found between SI and BP "subscale" scores. Possible implications for psychological counseling, work performance, and education are discussed.