Relationships between Flow, Self-Concept, Psychological Skills, and Performance

@article{Jackson2001RelationshipsBF,
  title={Relationships between Flow, Self-Concept, Psychological Skills, and Performance},
  author={Susan A. Jackson and Patrick R. Thomas and Herbert W. Marsh and Christopher John Smethurst},
  journal={Journal of Applied Sport Psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={13},
  pages={129 - 153}
}
The main purpose of this study was to examine psychological factors of potential relevance to athletic flow experiences. A secondary purpose was to empirically examine the relationship between flow and optimal performance. Understanding factors that may be associated with flow will help to make this optimal mental state more accessible to researchers and practitioners. Self-concept and use of psychological skills were predicted to be related to self-reported flow states. Competitive athletes… 
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An in-depth investigation into flow state was conducted in order to understand how this optimal state is experienced by elite athletes, and correspondence was found between the dimensions of flow, as described by Csikszentmihalyi (1990), and the athletes' descriptions of their experience of flow.
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