Boredom in the workplace: More than monotonous tasks

Loukidou, Lia, Loan-Clarke, John and Daniels, Kevin ORCID: (2009) Boredom in the workplace: More than monotonous tasks. International Journal of Management Reviews, 11 (4). pp. 381-405. ISSN 1468-2370

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Boredom is an emotional state that has a long history in organizational research. Despite recent changes in technology and the organization of work, boredom remains a part of the experience of work. The available evidence indicates that boredom is associated mainly with negative individual and organizational outcomes. The authors organize the review of the antecedents of boredom around four major themes in the literature: boredom in relation to jobs; individual differences; social context; and goals and coping. The authors conclude that the major challenge for researchers is to provide an integrative account of boredom which subsumes multiple areas of research, and that one most promising avenue for future research requires further attention to boredom in relation to coping processes, pursuit and attainment of personal goals.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
Depositing User: Elle Green
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 09:14
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2023 14:31
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2009.00267.x

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