Experience of work-related flow: Does high decision latitude enhance benefits gained from job resources?
2013 (English)In: Journal of Vocational Behavior, ISSN 0001-8791, E-ISSN 1095-9084, Vol. 83, no 2, 161-170 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Flow is an experience of enjoyment, intrinsic motivation and absorption, which may occur in situations involving high challenges and high skill utilization. This study investigated the likelihood of experiencing work-related flow in relation to the job strain categories of the demand–control model, and to job resources such as social capital and an innovative learning climate. A questionnaire was sent out to employees in nine Swedish organizations (n = 3667, 57% response rate). Binary logistic regression analysis was performed. The results show that active jobs, low-strain jobs, a high degree of social capital and innovative learning climate increased the likelihood of experiencing work-related flow. In jobs with high decision latitude, regardless of demands, there was an increased likelihood to benefit from social capital and an innovative learning climate. The results emphasize the importance of autonomy and skill utilization, to enable the use of additional job resources in order to promote work-related flow and well-being at work.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2013. Vol. 83, no 2, 161-170 p.
Work-related flow, Job resources, Demand-control model, Employee health, Health promoting organizations, Innovative learning climate
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95813DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2013.03.010ISI: 000320484100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-95813DiVA: diva2:638136