Boreout at the Office: The Role of Leisure Boredom in Predicting Job Burnout and Social Media Addiction

Feyza Meryem KARA, Halil SAROL, Bülent GÜRBÜZ, Rıfat Kerem GÜRKAN



In this study, we aimed to examine the levels of leisure boredom, job burnout and social media addiction according to some variables, and the predictive power of the leisure boredom on job burnout and social media addiction was determined. In this quantitative study, the relational screening model was used. Convenience sampling method was preferred in determining the study group. 224 women (54.7%) and 185 men (45.2%) participated in the study. The results indicated that women had higher levels of job burnout than men. Furthermore, individuals who regularly participated in physical activity had lower levels of job burnout and leisure boredom. In addition, the study determined that participants’ virtual tolerance and virtual communication levels increased with an increase in their daily social media use frequency. The results revealed that leisure boredom was a significant predictor of participants’ job burnout and social media addiction. It can be inferred that as participants’ leisure boredom increased, their job burnout and social media addiction increased.

Keywords: Job Burnout, Leisure Boredom, Social Media Addiction.

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