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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||23 May 2022|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|