Long and short measures of flow: The construct validity of the FSS-2, DFS-2 and new brief counterparts

Jackson, Susan A., Martin, Andrew J. and Eklund, Robert C. (2008) Long and short measures of flow: The construct validity of the FSS-2, DFS-2 and new brief counterparts. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30 5: 561-587.


Author Jackson, Susan A.
Martin, Andrew J.
Eklund, Robert C.
Title Long and short measures of flow: The construct validity of the FSS-2, DFS-2 and new brief counterparts
Journal name Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0895-2779
Publication date 2008-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 30
Issue 5
Start page 561
End page 587
Total pages 27
Editor Robert C. Eklund
Place of publication Champaign, IL, USA
Publisher Human Kinetics
Language eng
Subject C1
950102 Organised Sports
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Formatted abstract
Long and short flow scales are examined from dispositional (n = 652 long; n = 692 short) and state (n = 499 long; n = 865 short) perspectives. The long flow scales con­stitute a 36-item multidimensional assessment of flow and have previously demon­strated good psychometric properties. The short flow scales constitute new abbrevi­ated versions of the long forms, contain 9 items, and provide a brief measure of flow from a dimensional perspective. In the current study, long and short flow scales are assessed across a large and diverse physical activity sample. With few exceptions, these flow measures demonstrated acceptable model fit, reliability, and distributions; associations with key correlates in parallel and hypothesized ways; and invariance in factor loadings. Together, the scales provide options for assessing flow in different contexts and when different goals or constraints are operating. Researchers wanting to capture an aggregate of the multidimensional framework might find the short scales a pragmatic alternative when constraints prohibit use of the full-length versions.
Keyword flow
measurement
short scales
construct validity
positive psychology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Additional Notes Copyright © 2008

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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