Title

Boredom Proneness In Anger and Aggression: Effects of Impulsiveness and Sensation Seeking

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2004

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The present study was a replication and extension of Rupp and Vodanovich's (1997) work on the role of boredom proneness in anger expression and aggression. In addition to replicating their primary analyses, impulsiveness and sensation seeking were included to determine the potential impact of these variables on the relationships between boredom proneness and anger and aggression. Two hundred and twenty-four college student volunteers completed measures of boredom proneness, impulsiveness, sensation seeking, anger expression, and aggression. Findings were consistent with Rupp and Vodanovich (1997) but demonstrated more pervasive effects of external boredom proneness on aggression. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses demonstrated that the relationships between external boredom proneness and trait anger, anger expression/control, and aggression persisted even after accounting for impulsiveness and sensation seeking. Boredom due to a lack of external stimulation predicted one's propensity to experience anger.. maladaptive anger expression, aggression, and deficits in anger control. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Personality and Individual Differences

Volume

37

Issue

8

First Page

1615

Last Page

1627