ERIC Number: EJ794683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
The Work-Related Flow Inventory: Construction and Initial Validation of the WOLF
Bakker, Arnold B.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v72 n3 p400-414 Jun 2008
The WOrk-reLated Flow inventory (WOLF) measures flow at work, defined as a short-term peak experience characterized by absorption, work enjoyment, and intrinsic work motivation. Results of Study 1 among 7 samples of employees (total N=1346) from different occupational groups offer support for the factorial validity and reliability of the WOLF. Study 2 examined the validity of the WOLF in more detail among some of the samples. Positive correlations between a general flow index and the three flow dimensions confirm the convergent validity of the WOLF. In addition, the findings of Study 2 provide evidence for the construct and predictive validity of the WOLF using five job characteristics as predictors of flow, and other-ratings of performance as outcomes.
Descriptors: Test Validity, Predictive Validity, Program Validation, Construct Validity, Test Construction, Industrial Psychology, Work Attitudes, Operations Research
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