Swedish Flow Proneness Questionnaire
Scoring of the SFPQ is a little complex,
because Items v2, v9, and v16 are
reverse-keyed. The scale
yields three subscale scores (one of which is omitted for
people who are not employed), and a total score which is the
average of the three subscale scores.
- FP-Work = ((6-v2) + v3 + v4 + v5 + v6 +v7 + v8)/7.
- FP-Maintenance = ((6-v9)
+ v10 + v11 + v12 + v13 + v14 + v15)/7.
- FP-Leisure = ((6-v16)
+ v17 + v18 + v19 + v20 + v21 + v22)/7.
- FP-Total = (FPWork + FPMaintenance
The authors of the scale have provided
something close to population norms based on a national
database of more than 2,500 Swedish twins born between 1943
and 1958, who wer between 51 and 68 years old at the time of
testing (which accounts for the emphasis on
"work" rather than "school" in Items 2-7). Average "Flow Proneness" (FP) scores on the three subscales, and on the total scale
score, are as follows (there were no gender differences on
either subscales or total scale score):
- FP-Work: M =
3.95, SD = .47.
M = 3.69, SD = .53.
M = 3.82, SD = .46.
M = 3.81,SD = .43.
Thus, about 2/3 of the sample scored between 3.38 and
4.24, and about 95% scored between 2.95 and 4.67.
- Mosing, M.A., Magnusson,
P.K.E., Pedesen, N.L., Nakamura, J., Madison, G., &
Ullen, F. (2012).
Heritability of proness for psychological flow
experiences. Personality & Individual
Differences, 53, 699-704.
- Ullen, F., de Manzano, O., Almeida, R.,
Magnusson, P.K.E., Pedersen, N.L., Nakamura, J.,
Csikszentmihalyi, M., Madison, G.. (2012).
Proneness for psychological flow in everyday life:
Associations with personality and intelligence.. Personality
& Individual Differences, 52, 167-172.
here for the questionnaire.
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