A Pilot Study of Boredom in a Community Sample of Adolescents and a Clinical Sample of Adolescents
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The aim of the following pilot study is to examine boredom in a community sample of adolescents and a clinical sample of adolescents. This is important in order to examine differences among healthy adolescents and adolescents with mental illness.
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
|Study Design:||Additional Descriptors: Psychosocial
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||A Pilot Study of Boredom in a Community Sample of Adolescents and a Clinical Sample of Adolescents|
|Study Start Date:||May 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2006|
Boredom has been recognized as a significant problem in a wide variety of areas. However, limited research has been focused on this construct (Vodanovich & Watt, 1999). Research into boredom in adolescents is especially lacking in the psychological literature. This is surprising given that adolescence is a time marked by change, stress, and identity issues.
The aim of the following pilot study is to examine boredom in a community sample of adolescents and a clinical sample of adolescents. This is important in order to examine differences among healthy adolescents and adolescents with mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. This has implications for both prevention and intervention strategies and programs, such as the assessment and treatment of adolescents with mental illness. Hence, the results of this study will be important in providing an evidence-based practice in the treatment of mental illness in adolescents.
Participants will be asked to complete one survey, the Boredom Proneness Scale (Farmer & Sundberg, 1986), and a demographic background form to measure gender, date of birth, country of birth, etc. The community sample of adolescents will be recruited from secondary schools in Victoria. The clinical sample of adolescents will be recruited from the Alfred Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. It is envisaged that about 100 adolescents from each sample will be recruited to participate.
|Contact: Campbell R Thorpe, MBBS FRANZCP||61 3 8552 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Nadya Kouzma||61 3 9276 email@example.com|
|Alfred Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service||Recruiting|
|Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3189|
|Contact: Campbell R Thorpe 61 3 8552 0555 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Campbell R Thorpe, MBBS FRANZCP|
|Principal Investigator:||Campbell R Thorpe, MBBS FRANZCP||Alfred Hospital Bayside Health|