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Table 1 Confirmatory factor analysis. Loading of ítems of the MSBS (N = 303)

From: Validation of the Spanish version of the Multidimensional State Boredom Scale (MSBS)

  Factors
Item test DIS HA LA IN TP
DIS      
22. I am wasting time that would be better spent on something else .59 .10 .03 .11 .07
28. I feel like I’m sitting around waiting for something to happen .55 .08 .12 .24 .08
2. I am stuck in a situation that I feel is irrelevant .47 .21 .13 .03 .11
7. Everything seems repetitive and routine to me .44 .17 -.03 -.06 .10
9. I seem to be forced to do things that have no value to me .40 .12 .09 .14 .15
24. I want something to happen but I’m not sure what .37 -.05 .14 .07 .05
10. I feel bored .34 .15 .10 .08 .07
19. I wish I was doing something more exciting .33 .04 .15 .11 .08
13. I am indecisive or unsure of what to do next .32 .10 .03 .25 .12
17. I want to do something fun, but nothing appeals to me .31 .09 .09 .12 .27
HA      
5. Everything seems to be irritating me right now .12 .67 .02 .03 .12
14. I feel agitated .11 62 -.02 .08 .09
12. I am more moody than usual .02 .55 .23 .06 .04
27. I am annoyed with the people around me -.14 .51 .11 .03 .24
21. I am impatient right now .22 .46 -.02 .18 .03
LA      
4. I am lonely .04 .02 .70 .09 .05
15. I feel empty .12 -.03 .65 .11 .08
25. I feel cut off from the rest of the world .08 .04 .61 .07 .09
29. It seems like there’s no one around for me to talk to .06 -.11 .55 .09 .14
8. I feel down .07 .22 .48 .07 .11
IN      
16. It is difficult to focus my attention .02 .08 .07 .61 .08
3. I am easily distracted .04 .09 -.11 .54 .07
23. My mind is wandering .08 .12 .09 .51 .12
20. My attention span is shorter than usual .10 .09 .12 .45 .19
TP      
1. Time is passing by slower than usual .08 -.11 .09 .04 .56
6. I wish time would go by faster .12 .08 .15 .08 .51
18 . Time is moving very slowly .11 .07 .03 .18 .45
11. Time is dragging on .05 .09 .07 .14 .41
26. Right now it seems like time is passing slowly .14 .08 .11 .07 .38
  1. DIS disengagement, HA high arousal, LA low arousal, IN inattention, TP time perception
  2. Values in boldface represent salient items with regard to that factor