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An investigation of flow and IZOF utilization of FSS-2

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dc.contributor.advisor Vaught, David R. en
dc.contributor.author McCune, Joel D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T17:49:13Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T17:49:13Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2006 Spring en
dc.identifier.other McCuneJ-050506-T4996 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4620
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (February 9, 2007) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Parks, recreation and tourism. en_US
dc.description.abstract When challenge and skill are perfectly balanced, frequently this experience is described as flowing or being in the zone. This relationship describing this optimal zone has been studied in the flow theory. This optimal zone has also been investigated similarly in terms of the relationship of performance and arousal in the individual zone of optimal functioning (IZOF) theory. These two theories, although seemingly describing the same phenomenon, have yet to be combined in study of this phenomenon.This study primarily attempted to test the correlation of flow and IZOF theories by combining respective instrumentation and methodology. This investigation was based on the combining of flow instrumentation, the Flow State Scale-2 (FSS-2) with the IZOF methodology, self-report recall data collection. Results indicate the FSS-2 is still internally valid when using IZOF methodology. This suggests the optimal experience described by the flow and IZOF theories may describe the same phenomenon. Subjects were chosen from whitewater slalom athletes based on a convenience sample consisting of athletes participating in an event during summer 2005. Flow is characterized by nine constructs defining the experience. Of these nine characteristics, only one did not display a positive correlation, the transformation of time. This suggests whitewater slalom athletes may not experience the altered perception of time typical of many other optimal experiences. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh White-water canoeing -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh White-water canoeing -- Ability testing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rafting (Sports) -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rafting (Sports) -- Ability testing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Anxiety en_US
dc.title An investigation of flow and IZOF utilization of FSS-2 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Parks, recreation and tourism en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b57719676 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2006 Theses
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2006 Freely available theses (MU)


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