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Flow State Questionnaire (PPL-FSQ: Flow State Questionnaire of the Positive Psychology Lab)
Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC
last updated: 10-03-2017 by K.Borchert for Millisecond Software LLC
Script Copyright © 10-03-2017 Millisecond Software
This script implements a computerized version of the Flow State Questionnaire
(PPL-FSQ: Flow State Questionnaire of the Positive Psychology Lab)
Magyaródi, T.; Nagy, H.; Soltész, P.; Mózes, T. & Oláh, A. (2013).
Psychometric properties of a newly established flow state questionnaire.
The Journal of Happiness & Well-Being, 1(2), 89-100.
A 20-item, 5-point Likert scale self-report questionnaire with 11 items measuring subscale "Balance btw. challenges and skill" and
9 items measuring subscale "Absorption in the task".
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
The default data stored in the data files are:
(1) Raw data file: 'ppl_fsq_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)
B = questions score on 'balance' subscale
A = questions score on 'absorption' subscale
!Note: reversed scored items are automatically reversed scored
e.g. 'Strongly disagree' is coded as 5 on reversed scored items (see 'q10_A8R') whereas it is coded as 1 on regular items
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: 'ppl_fsq_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)
/Balance: points on 'Balance btw. challenges and skill' subscale (range: 11-55)
(the higher the points the higher the greater the reported 'balance')
/Absorption: points on 'Absorption in the task' subscale (range: 9 - 45)
(the higher the points, the greater the reported absorption)
/total: the combined score
A 20-item, 5-point Likert scale self-report questionnaire with
* 11 items measuring subscales "Balance btw. challenges and skill": q1, q2, q6, q7, q11, q14, q16, q17, q18, q19, q20
* 9 items measuring subscale "Absorption in the task": q3, q4, q5, q8, q9, q10, q12, q13, q15
Question order in this script (based on Magyaródi et al, 2013, table 3):
* all questions are ordered from lowest numbered question ('1', see table 3) to highest numbered question ('23') (see table 3)
and then renamed q1-q20
* the names of each question contain a) the factor on which the question loads (A vs. B) and b) the original numbering
Example: q17_B18 => question 17 "I knew I was able to solve the task" loads on subscale B (Balance) and was originally labeled '18' (see table 3)
(double numbered questions in table 3 (e.g. 1) receive the additional letters A or B => 1A (first in table) vs. 1B (second in table))
* R = reversed scored (applies to two questions on absorption scale)
Instructions are based on:
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,
They can be edited under section Editable Parameters
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