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Dull Tasks Tougher on the Entitled
Date:10/10/2011

MONDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People with a sense of entitlement are more likely to view dull tasks as a waste of their time, which makes it feel like time is passing slowly while they do these jobs.

Those are the findings of a new study by University of Michigan researchers who conducted a series of experiments with college students.

Entitlement is "the feeling that you are owed something without necessarily putting in effort to attain it," study author Ed O'Brien, a graduate student in the psychology department, said in a university news release.

For example, a student may feel he deserves an "A" on a test regardless of whether he studied for it, or an employee may expect extra vacation days regardless of whether she worked overtime or not.

O'Brien said the belief that a dull task is a waste of time could affect time-related interpersonal tasks that some might consider dull, such as recycling, volunteering or driving. It could also influence how much a person is willing to commit to time in a relationship.

In the study, researchers did a series of experiments that measured people's sense of entitlement and their perception of time.

In one, for example, participants were asked to fill out a survey about their mundane, daily activities. Those with a greater sense of entitlement perceived that the survey took longer to fill out than others, and also considered it a greater waste of their time.

The study appears in the October issue of the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more on personality disorders, some of which have a sense of entitlement as one symptom.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, news release, Sept. 30, 2011


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