Teacher Related Causes of Boredom

Florence Uchechukwuka Nkwogu, Josephine Nonye Ubah


Boredom is a well known phenomenon among students. It has different causes including teacher related ones. Boredom impacts negatively on students. The aim of the study was to find out the students perspective on teacher related causes of boredom. Semi structured questionnaire was distributed to a group of clinical medical students who were receiving lectures. There were different options on possible attitudes of the teachers that caused boredom during their lectures. Data analysis was done using SPSS version 21. There were 188 students who were recruited for the study. There was no statistical difference between male and female responses. All the options were highlighted by majority of students but prolonged lectures was the commonest identified cause of boredom. This was significantly affected by age (p=0.002).Teachers need to be aware that they contribute to boredom in the class and also understand how this happens because boredom impacts negatively on learning.

Keywords: Boredom, causes, teacher related, students

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/10-3-03

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