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Bored like hell: religiosity reduces boredom and tempers the quest for meaning

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dc.contributor.author van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.
dc.contributor.author Igou, Eric Raymond
dc.contributor.author Maher, Paul J.
dc.contributor.author Moynihan, Andrew B.
dc.contributor.author Martin, Dawn G.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-27T11:04:46Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-27T11:04:46Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Igou, E. R., Maher, P. J, & Moynihan, A. B., & Martin, D. (2018) 'Bored Like Hell: Religiosity Reduces Boredom and Tempers the Quest for Meaning'. Emotion, . en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6924
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Boredom involves a lack meaning. Conversely, religiosity offers people a sense of meaning. Accordingly, we proposed that by imbuing a sense of meaningfulnesss, religiosity leads people to experience less boredom. Furthermore, we hypothesized and tested that by reducing boredom, religiosity indirectly inhibits the search for meaningful engagement. In Study 1, following boring tasks, religious people experienced lower levels of boredom and were less motivated to search for meaning than nonreligious people. We found in Study 2 that religious (vs. non- or less religious) people reported higher perceived meaning in life, which was associated with a reduced tendency to feel bored, and with a reduced need to search for meaning in life. Study 3 confirmed that the meaning in life associated with religiosity was associated with reduced state boredom. Religious participants were again less inclined to search for meaning, which was explained by the relatively low levels of boredom that religious (vs. nonreligious) participants experienced. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher American Psychological Association en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Emotion;
dc.relation.uri http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-18547-001
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000439
dc.rights This is the author copy of "Bored Like Hell: Religiosity Reduces Boredom and Tempers the Quest for Meaning" published in Emotion. © American Psychological Association. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. en_US
dc.subject boredom en_US
dc.subject religion en_US
dc.subject meaning en_US
dc.subject self-regulation en_US
dc.subject existential psychology en_US
dc.title Bored like hell: religiosity reduces boredom and tempers the quest for meaning en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2018-06-27T10:54:48Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000439
dc.identifier.doi 10.1037/emo0000439
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2851503
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Emotion
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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