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

September 12, 2005
November 25, 2013
May 2005
June 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Boredom proneness scale [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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A Pilot Study of Boredom in a Community Sample of Adolescents and a Clinical Sample of Adolescents
A Pilot Study of Boredom in a Community Sample of Adolescents and a Clinical Sample of Adolescents

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.

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.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample

Adolescents

  • Mental Disorders
  • Affective Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
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  • Clinical Group
    clinical adolescent group
  • Community Group
    community adolescent group
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
71
June 2008
June 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 13-18 years of age
  • has consenting guardian

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to sufficiently understand self report measure
  • IQ < 70
Both
13 Years to 18 Years
Yes
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Australia
 
NCT00163865
BA 46/05
No
Bayside Health
Bayside Health
The Alfred
Principal Investigator: Campbell R Thorpe, MBBS FRANZCP Alfred Hospital Bayside Health
Bayside Health
September 2005

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