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										Flow State Scale (FSS)
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 10-03-2017
last updated:  01-06-2020 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 01-06-2020 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements a computerized version of the Flow State Scale (FSS) published by:
'Flow' = positive feeling of balance btw. challenges of tasks and personal abilities to tackle them.

The implemented procedure is based on the published: 

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.

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OVERVIEW
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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)

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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 3 minutes to complete
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DATA FILE INFORMATION 
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The default data stored in the data files are:

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

date, time:						date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber 
subject, group, session:	  		 with the current subject/groupnumber/session id
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)

computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android)
script.startdate:					date script was run
script.starttime:					time script was started
script.subjectid:					assigned subject id number
script.groupid:					assigned group id number
script.sessionid:					assigned session id number
script.elapsedtime:				time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script
script.completed:					0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 
								1 = script was completed (all conditions run)

Range of scores on subscales: min=4-20=max

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


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QUESTIONNAIRE SET-UP & SCORING
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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)

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

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EDITABLE CODE 
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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