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Predictiong flow at work investigation the activities and job characteristics that predict flow states at work

  1. 1. J Occup Health Psychol. 2010 Apr;15(2):180-90. Predicting flow at work: investigating the activities and job characteristics that predict flow states at work. Nielsen K, Cleal B. Source National Research Centre for Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark. kmn@nrcwe.dk. Abstract Flow (a state of consciousness where people become totally immersed in an activity and enjoy it intensely) has been identified as a desirable state with positive effects for employee well-being and innovation at work. Flow has been studied using both questionnaires and Experience Sampling Method (ESM). In this study, we used a newly developed 9-item flow scale in an ESM study combined with a questionnaire to examine the predictors of flow at two levels: the activities (brainstorming, planning, problem solving and evaluation) associated with transient flow states and the more stable job characteristics (role clarity, influence and cognitive demands). Participants were 58 line managers from two companies in Denmark; a private accountancy firm and a public elder care organization. We found that line managers in elder care experienced flow more often than accountancy line managers, and activities such as planning, problem solving, and evaluation predicted transient flow states. The more stable job characteristics included in this study were not, however, found to predict flow at work. Copyright 2010 APA, all rights reserved. PMID: 20364915 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Publication Types, MeSH Terms LinkOut - more resources • S upplemental Content Related citations• The effect of job organizational factors on job satisfaction in two automotive industries in Malaysia.[J Hum Ergol (Tokyo). 2007]• Morale and job perception of community mental health professionals in Berlin and London.[Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epide...]• Rural nurse job satisfaction.[Rural Remote Health. 2008]
  2. 2. • Psychological job demands increase the risk of ischaemic heart disease: a 14-year cohort study of employed Danish men.[Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil....]• Review Job strain, effort-reward imbalance and employee well-being: a large-scale cross-sectional study. [Soc Sci Med. 2000] See reviews...See all... Recent activity ClearTurn Off• Predicting flow at work: investigating the activities and job characteristics th... PubMed

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