Multidimensional State Boredom Scale

You must be at least 17 years of age to participate.
The boredom survey on the ‘How bored are you right now’ page is not diagnostic of mental health problems. People can score high or low on this survey for many reasons and the results are not definitive. The survey is still in development and comparisons of your boredom levels to other people may not be reliable.
This study asks you to report your age, ethnicity and gender and then respond to 29 questions about your current level of boredom. No other information will be asked of you. No personally identifying information will be recorded. Responses to the boredom survey are in no way linked to you. The responses are collated into a database and are used for statistical purposes to improve the reliability of the survey. There are no anticipated risks associated with participation in the study, except for those risks that are generally associated when thinking about personal events or problems in one’s life. The decision to participate in the study is voluntary. You can refuse to participate or you can withdraw from the study at any time. If you decide to withdraw, all of your responses will be destroyed. All of the information that you give us will be kept confidential to the fullest extent possible by law. No personally identifying information, such as IP address or email account etc. will be collected. Only data based on aggregate group results will be reported. Only the researchers will have access to the raw data. Anonymous data will be retained in an electronic form indefinitely. All data will be securely stored via our lab's password-protected web account. If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, please ask us. If any questions come up during or after the study, contact John Eastwood at 416-736-2100 ext. 20684 or by email at This research has been reviewed and approved by the Human Participants Review Sub-Committee, York University's Ethics Review Board and conforms to the standards and guidelines of the Canadian Tri-Council Research Ethic. If you have any questions about this process, or about your rights as a participant in the study, please contact the Senior Manager and Policy Advisor for the Office of Research Ethics, 5th Floor, York Research Tower, York University. If you are experiencing distress and feel you need help or support please seek professional services. If you are in crisis contact your local hospital. BoredomLab does not provide any kind of Psychological support, counseling, or advice. The content herein is solely for academic, entertainment and informational purposes. By clicking on the button below and proceeding you affirm that: you are at least 17 years of age; you have read the consent form; that you have no questions about what you read; that the risks and benefits are clear; you understand that your participation in this study is voluntary; and that you can decide to withdraw at any time.