Flow is a highly enjoyable state people feel when they are completely absorbed in an activity. The present study investigated the psychometric adequacy of WOLF inventory (developed to measure flow in a work setting), adapted for measuring the flow experience in an educational setting, i.e. study-related flow (WOLF-S). A sample of 394 university students completed several paper-and-pencil measures of flow and related constructs. The WOLF-S demonstrated the hypothesised threefactor structure, adequate internal consistency reliability, along with congruent and construct validity. Additionally, the results showed that students experienced flow during a wide range of activities, but academic activities, such as learning and reading, were more conductive to flow than other activities.

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Keywords Academic, Learning, Optimal experience, Self-report questionnaire
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.15516/cje.v19i1.2194, hdl.handle.net/1765/99135
Journal Croatian Journal of Education
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Bakker, A.B, Golub, T.L, & Majdarijavec, M. (2017). Validation of the study-related flow inventory (WOLF-S). Croatian Journal of Education, 19(1), 147–173. doi:10.15516/cje.v19i1.2194