Academic Boredom: An Underestimated Challenge in Schools

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Gül Özerk


Academic boredom is a complex and underestimated problem in schools in many countries. The research on this phebomenen is mostly from Germany and Northern America. During the last two-three decades several studies have highlighted some aspects of academic boredom and its relationship to motivation and school-based learning behavior and outcomes. This paper addresses and trys to clarify academic boredom as an important concept from several angles and highlights new and promising improvements in the field. A special emphasis is laid on preseting the extend and indentifying features, signs and antecedants. Furhermore the paper discusses academic boredom as a negative deactivating goal achievement emotion, and illuminate academic boredom as an antecedent and concequence.


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ÖZERK, Gül. Academic Boredom: An Underestimated Challenge in Schools. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 1, p. 117-125, oct. 2020. ISSN 1307-9298. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 oct. 2020.


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