A systematic review of the experience, occurrence, and controllability of flow states in elite sport

Christian Swann, Richard KEEGAN, David Piggott, Lee Crust

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    This study aimed to provide an up-to-date summary of the literature on flow in elite sport, specifically relating to: (i) how flow is experienced; (ii) how these states occur; and (iii) the potential controllability of flow. Design: Systematic review. Methods: A comprehensive literature search of SPORTdiscus, PsycINFO, SAGE journals online, INGENTA connect, and Web of Knowledge was completed in August, 2011, and yielded 17 empirical studies published between 1992 and 2011.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)807-819
    Number of pages13
    JournalPsychology of Sport and Exercise
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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