Although job boredom is increasingly common in the workplace, little research has examined its’ causes. Reducing job boredom has relevance to companies looking to increase the well-being of their employees in addition to their productivity. This study examined what variables are related to and predict job boredom. The Big Five personality traits and job characteristics as defined by Hackman and Oldham specifically, skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy and feedback from the job itself were included. A regression analysis revealed that emotional stability, openness and autonomy were significant predictors of boredom. While those were the only variables predictive of boredom, there were other significant correlations as well. These findings suggest that future research should examine the relationships between the variables in this study and control for factors to further gain insight into possible causes of boredom.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Orlando (Main) Campus
Eid, Mitchell, "Predictors of Job Boredom" (2018). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 362.