A Pilot Study of Boredom in a Community Sample of Adolescents and a Clinical Sample of Adolescents

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
The Alfred
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bayside Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00163865
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: November 25, 2013
Last verified: September 2005
  Purpose

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.


Condition
Mental Disorders
Affective Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Psychotic Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: A Pilot Study of Boredom in a Community Sample of Adolescents and a Clinical Sample of Adolescents

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Further study details as provided by Bayside Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Boredom proneness scale [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 71
Study Start Date: May 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Clinical Group
clinical adolescent group
Community Group
community adolescent group

Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Adolescents

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 13-18 years of age
  • has consenting guardian

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to sufficiently understand self report measure
  • IQ < 70
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00163865

Locations
Australia, Victoria
Alfred Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3189
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bayside Health
The Alfred
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Campbell R Thorpe, MBBS FRANZCP Alfred Hospital Bayside Health
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Bayside Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00163865     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BA 46/05
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: November 25, 2013
Health Authority: Australia: Human Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Bayside Health:
Boredom
Adolescent
Mental illness
Depression
Anxiety

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Disease
Mental Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Mood Disorders
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Schizophrenia and Disorders with Psychotic Features
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood

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