Flow: Advancing our conceptualisation, measurement, and application

Cameron Norsworthy

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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In a society in which stress management and performance expectations are prevalent, the study of optimal experience offers important insight into human science. This thesis extends Csikszentmihalyi's (2014) career-long work on flow by objectively mapping the extent of flow research across scientific disciplines in a large scoping review, and then developing and evaluating a new psychological flow instrument (to measure common over-arching experiential dimensions of flow based on the findings of review sources) before assessing the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a newly-developed educational flow training program. Overall recommendations are offered to advance our conceptualisation, measurement, and application of flow.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Jackson, Ben, Supervisor
  • Naylor, Louise, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date23 May 2022
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021


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