Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)

The Relationship between Boredom Proneness and Sensation Seeking among Adolescent and Adult Former Drug Users

Authors
Safira Putri Nabilla, Mellia Christia, Cantyo Attindriyo Dannisworo
Corresponding Author
Mellia Christia
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.35How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Boredom Proneness, Sensation-Seeking, Former Drug Users
Abstract
Boredom has been shown to be associated with a variety of untoward individual subjective feelings including worthlessness, having nothing to do, feeling that time is going slowly, dissatisfaction, hopelessness, fretfulness, stress and feeling trapped. These feelings can be caused by situations outside the individual that are repetitive or unstimulating or by the tendency of the individual to find ordinary situations boring. This condition in individuals is thought to be related to maladaptive sensation-seeking behavior such as drug abuse as a form of fulfillment of the need for stimulation through novel and intense stimulus. This present study attempted to examine the relationship between boredom proneness and sensation-seeking among adolescent and adult former drug users. Participants in this study were 68 males (32 adolescents 16–25 years old and 36 adults 30–59 years old), collect through non-probability sampling. Participants were former drug users who were in rehabilitation at Balai Besar Rehabilitasi Badan Narkotika Nasional, Indonesia. Using quantitative research and a correlational research strategy, this study found a positive and significant relationship between boredom proneness and sensation-seeking among former drug users (r total = 0.248, p = 0.021, significant with level 0.05 one-tailed). Correlations show a significant relationship among adolescent participants (r = 0.371, p = 0.018, significant in level 0.05 one-tailed) but no significant relationship among adult participants (r = 0.177, p = 0.151, coefficient value is not significant in level 0.05 one-tailed). Our major conclusion is that a higher level of boredom proneness is associated with higher levels of sensation-seeking behavior and vice versa.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-782-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.35How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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