An exploration of the flow experience among selected collegiate athletes

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Janice Lee Progen (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pearl Berlin

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to explore Csikszentmihalyi's flow theory in sport as perceived by collegiate athletes. The Sport Flow Q Sort developed by Progen and revised to more comprehensively represent flow theory constructs generates the data. The Q sort contains 80 items and employs a forced format for arranging the items in a normal distribution. Responses of 358 men and women collegiate athletes, collected in the 1980 spring and fall semesters, include members of 39 intercollegiate teams from 22 institutions of higher education. Respondents participate in eleven sports: baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball.

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Language: English
Date: 1981
College sports $x Psychological aspects
Risk-taking (Psychology)
College athletes $x Psychology

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