Boredom at Work: A Neglected Concept

@article{Fisherl1993BoredomAW,
  title={Boredom at Work: A Neglected Concept},
  author={Cynthia D. Fisherl},
  journal={Human Relations},
  year={1993},
  volume={46},
  pages={395 - 417}
}
  • Cynthia D. Fisherl
  • Published 1993
  • Psychology
  • Human Relations
  • Nearly everyone experiences episodes of boredom at work from time to time, regardless of the nature of their job. Previous research on industrial monotony is unable to explain boredom on any but the simplest of tasks. A broader view of the causes of boredom, including attributes of the task, environment, person, and person-environment fit, is proposed. Individual choices of response to feelings of boredom are also considered, and a number of research propositions are suggested. 
    411 Citations

    Paper Mentions

    Boredom at work: what, why, and what then?
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Boredom in the Workplace: More than Monotonous Tasks
    • 121
    • Highly Influenced
    Workplace Boredom
    • 18
    • Highly Influenced
    When the job is boring: the role of boredom in organizational contexts.
    • 14
    The bored self in knowledge work
    • 24
    • PDF
    Taming the Beast of Boredom-Exploring boredom at work and the role of job crafting
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    The Moral Dimensions of Boredom: A Call for Research
    • 13
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 175 REFERENCES
    Boredom: Construct, Causes and Consequences
    • 29
    • PDF
    Boredom at school.
    • W. Robinson
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • The British journal of educational psychology
    • 1975
    • 106
    Towards a model of boredom.
    • 164
    Cognitive and affective aspects of boredom.
    • 101
    The Stress of Boredom and Monotony: A Consideration of the Evidence
    • R. Thackray
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Psychosomatic medicine
    • 1981
    • 111
    • PDF
    Boredom: practical consequences and a theory.
    • 287
    Boredom: A Review
    • R. Smith
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Human factors
    • 1981
    • 175