Flow experience in physical activity: examination of the internal structure of flow from a process-related perspective

Kawabata, Masato and Mallett, Clifford J. (2011) Flow experience in physical activity: examination of the internal structure of flow from a process-related perspective. Motivation and Emotion, 35 4: 393-402. doi:10.1007/s11031-011-9221-1


Author Kawabata, Masato
Mallett, Clifford J.
Title Flow experience in physical activity: examination of the internal structure of flow from a process-related perspective
Journal name Motivation and Emotion   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0146-7239
1573-6644
Publication date 2011-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11031-011-9221-1
Volume 35
Issue 4
Start page 393
End page 402
Total pages 10
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Considering the phenomenology of flow experience reflects attentional processes, Nakamura and Csikszentmihalyi (Handbook of positive psychology, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002) classified the components of flow experience into proximal conditions and the characteristics of a subjective state while being in flow. The present study was conducted to clarify the concept of flow through examination of the interrelationships among the components from a process-related perspective. A total of 1,048 participants completed the Japanese versions of the Flow State Scale-2 (Kawabata et al. in Psychol Sport Exerc 9:465-485, 2008), and based on their scores, 591 respondents were considered to be in a flow state during their physical activity. A proposed higher-order confirmatory factor model and a full structural equation model were tested for the flow respondents. The results of the higher-order model indicated that the 9 flow factors were empirically classified into the flow state and its proximal condition. Furthermore, the outcomes of the full structural model preliminarily supported the hypothesized sequential relationships among flow factors.
Keyword Flow experience
Internal structure
Attentional process
Structural equation modeling
Physical activity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 21 April 2011

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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