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										Flow State Scale (FSS)
SCRIPT INFO

Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 10-03-2017
last updated: 10-03-2017 by K.Borchert for Millisecond Software LLC

Script Copyright © 10-03-2017 Millisecond Software


BACKGROUND INFO

											*Purpose*
This script implements a computerized version of the Flow State Scale (FSS) published by:

Jackson, S.A., & Marsh, H.W. (1996). Development and validation of a scale to measure
optimal experience: The flow state scale. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology,
18, 17–35.


											  *Task*
A 36-item, 5-point Likert scale self-report questionnaire with 4 items per 9 subscales:
*ChallengeSkillBase (1, 10, 19, 28)
*ActionAwarenessMerging (2, 11, 20, 29)
*ClearGoals (3, 12, 21, 30)
*UnambiguousFeedback (4, 13, 22, 31)
*Concentration_at_task_on_hand (5, 14, 23, 32)
*Paradox_of_control (6, 15, 24, 33)
*Loss_of_SelfConsciousness (7, 16, 25, 34)
*Transformation_of_Time (8, 17, 26, 35)
*AutotelicExperience (9, 18, 27, 36)


DATA FILE INFORMATION: 
The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'flowstatescale_survey.iqdat'

date, time, group, subject:		date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber 
build:							the Inquisit build 

q*_response:					response given (in assigned values) - 5 point Likert scales (range: 1-5)
								*CSB: ChallengeSkillBase (1, 10, 19, 28)
								*AAM: ActionAwarenessMerging (2, 11, 20, 29)
								*CG: ClearGoals (3, 12, 21, 30)
								*UF: UnambiguousFeedback (4, 13, 22, 31)
								*CT: Concentration_at_task_on_hand (5, 14, 23, 32)
								*PC: Paradox_of_control (6, 15, 24, 33)
								*LSC: Loss_of_SelfConsciousness (7, 16, 25, 34)
								*TT: Transformation_of_Time (8, 17, 26, 35)
								*AE: AutotelicExperience (9, 18, 27, 36)

q*_latency:						how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited)


(2) Summary data file: 'flowstatescale_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per participant)

script.startdate:				date script was run
script.starttime:				time script was started
script.subjectid:				subject id number
script.groupid:					group id number
script.elapsedtime:				time it took to run script (in ms)
computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on
/completed:						0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run)

Range of scores on subscales: 4-20

/ChallengeSkillBase:			total points on CBS scale (1, 10, 19, 28)
/ActionAwarenessMerging:		total points on AAM scale (2, 11, 20, 29)
/ClearGoals:					total points on CG scale  (3, 12, 21, 30)
/UnambiguousFeedback:			total points on UF scale  (4, 13, 22, 31)
/Concentration_at_task_on_hand:	total points on CT scale  (5, 14, 23, 32)
/Paradox_of_control:			total points on PC scale  (6, 15, 24, 33)
/Loss_of_SelfConsciousness:		total points on LSC scale  (7, 16, 25, 34)
/Transformation_of_Time:		total points on TT scale  (8, 17, 26, 35)
/AutotelicExperience:			total points on AE scale  (9, 18, 27, 36)
/total:							the combined score of all 9 subscales/9 factors


QUESTIONNAIRE SET-UP
A 36-item, 5-point Likert scale self-report questionnaire with 4 items per 9 subscales:
*ChallengeSkillBase (1, 10, 19, 28)
*ActionAwarenessMerging (2, 11, 20, 29)
*ClearGoals (3, 12, 21, 30)
*UnambiguousFeedback (4, 13, 22, 31)
*Concentration_at_task_on_hand (5, 14, 23, 32)
*Paradox_of_control (6, 15, 24, 33)
*Loss_of_SelfConsciousness (7, 16, 25, 34)
*Transformation_of_Time (8, 17, 26, 35)
*AutotelicExperience (9, 18, 27, 36)


INSTRUCTIONS
Instructions are based on Jackson & Marsh (1996)
They can be edited under section Editable Parameters


EDITABLE CODE:
check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc. 
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.

The parameters you can change are:

/pageinstructions:			store the instructions presented on each surveypage

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