Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Boredom and Meaningful Activity in Adults Experiencing Homelessness
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Western University, London, ON, Canada
  • Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
  • Karp Rehabilitation, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Article Information
Mental Health / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Boredom and Meaningful Activity in Adults Experiencing Homelessness
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505185. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7025
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505185. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7025
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

Boredom is an under-acknowledged phenomenon in the literature on homelessness, and of particular relevance to OT and occupational science. This study explores boredom experienced by homeless persons, confirming that it is a serious challenge faced by this population that imposes a negative impact on mental health and well-being. Future research with larger sample sizes will allow a finer analysis of the ways in which boredom impacts homeless persons.

Primary Author and Speaker: Carrie Anne Marshall

Contributing Authors: Lisa Davidson, Andrea Li, Rebecca Gewurtz, Laurence Roy, Skye Barbic, Bonnie Kirsh, Rosemary Lysaght