Assessing flow in physical activity: The Flow State Scale-2 and Dispositional Flow Scale-2

Jackson, S. A. and Eklund, R. C. (2002) Assessing flow in physical activity: The Flow State Scale-2 and Dispositional Flow Scale-2. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 24 2: 133-150.

Author Jackson, S. A.
Eklund, R. C.
Title Assessing flow in physical activity: The Flow State Scale-2 and Dispositional Flow Scale-2
Journal name Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0895-2779
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 24
Issue 2
Start page 133
End page 150
Total pages 18
Place of publication Champaign
Publisher Human Kinetics Publ Inc
Language eng
Abstract The Flow State Scale-2 (FSS-2) and Dispositional Flow Scale-2 (DFS-2) are presented as two self-report instruments designed to assess flow experiences in physical activity. Item modifications were made to the original versions of these scales in order to improve the measurement of some of the flow dimensions. Confirmatory factor analyses of an item identification and a cross-validation sample demonstrated a good fit of the new scales. There was support for both a 9-first-order factor model and a higher order model with a global flow factor. The item identification sample yielded mean item loadings on the first-order factor of .78 for the FSS-2 and .77 for the DFS-2. Reliability estimates ranged from .80 to .90 for the FSS-2, and .81 to .90 for the DFS-2. In the cross-validation sample, mean item loadings on the first-order factor were .80 for the FSS-2, and .73 for the DFS-2. Reliability estimates ranged between .80 to .92 for the FSS-2 and .78 to .86 for the DFS-2. The scales are presented as ways of assessing flow experienced within a particular event (FSS-2) or the frequency of flow experiences in chosen physical activity in general (DFS-2).
Keyword Psychology, Applied
Psychology
Sport Sciences
flow research
scale development
construct validity
Experience
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Human Movement Studies Publications
 
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