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dc.contributor.advisorVaught, David R.en
dc.contributor.authorMcCune, Joel D.en_US
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Springen
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (February 9, 2007)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Parks, recreation and tourism.en_US
dc.description.abstractWhen 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.identifier.merlin.b57719676en_US
dc.identifier.otherMcCuneJ-050506-T4996en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4620
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2006 Freely available theses (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2006 Theses
dc.subject.lcshWhite-water canoeing -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshWhite-water canoeing -- Ability testingen_US
dc.subject.lcshRafting (Sports) -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshRafting (Sports) -- Ability testingen_US
dc.subject.lcshAnxietyen_US
dc.titleAn investigation of flow and IZOF utilization of FSS-2en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineParks, recreation and tourismen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineParks, recreation and tourismeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US


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