Locus of control and the flow experience: An experimental analysis

  title={Locus of control and the flow experience: An experimental analysis},
  author={Johannes Keller and Frederik Blomann},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  pages={589 - 607}
The present research addresses the notion that the compatibility of skills and task demands involved in a given activity elicits a flow experience that renders the respective activity rewarding. The study employed an experimental paradigm to document the causal impact of skills–demands compatibility on the emergence of flow and revealed that participants characterized by a strong internal locus of control (LOC) were most sensitive to the manipulation of skills–demands compatibility and… 

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