Now publication on boredom

Boredom at work is a state of employee unwell-being that is characterized by relatively low arousal and high dissatisfaction.  This paper introduces a brief self-report questionnaire that assesses boredom at work, the
Dutch Boredom Scale (DUBS). It is argued that (1) boredom at work can be distinguished empirically from related concepts such as work engagement and job burnout; (2) boredom at work results from having an unchallenging, ‘‘passive’’
job; and (3) the subsequent lack of challenge in the form of boredom may result in dissatisfaction with the job and with the organization. Using data from 6315 employees, factor analysis supported the factorial and discriminant validity
of the DUBS vis-a`-vis engagement and burnout. As expected, structural equation modeling revealed that demands and resources were negatively associated with boredom. Moreover, boredom at work was negatively related with job satisfaction and organizational commitment, and positively with turnover intention. These findings support the validity of the DUBS.  Read more.