Boredom Proneness In Anger and Aggression: Effects of Impulsiveness and Sensation Seeking
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.
Personality and Individual Differences
Dahlen, E. R.,
Martin, R. C.,
Kuhlman, M. M.
(2004). Boredom Proneness In Anger and Aggression: Effects of Impulsiveness and Sensation Seeking. Personality and Individual Differences, 37(8), 1615-1627.
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