Carrie Anne Marshall, Lisa Davidson, Andrea Li, Rebecca Gewurtz, Laurence Roy, Skye Barbic, Bonnie Kirsh, Rosemary Lysaght; Boredom and Meaningful Activity in Adults Experiencing Homelessness. Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311505185. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7025
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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
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