Propensity for experiencing flow: the roles of cognitive flexibility and mindfulness
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The current study examined cognitive skills related to flow disposition. College students from Towson University (64 women and 41 men, Mage = 20 years, age range 18-28 years) were recruited from undergraduate classes. Participants completed a survey that contained the Cognitive and Affective Mindfulness Scale-Revised (CAMS-R; Feldman et al. 2007), the Cognitive Flexibility Scale (CFS; Martin & Ruben, 1995), the Dispositional Flow Scale-2 General (DFS2; Jackson & Eklund, 2002), and demographic questions. They were also asked if they had ever practiced mindfulness meditation. A hierarchical regression analysis showed that when demographic variables and history of mindfulness meditation were held constant cognitive flexibility and mindfulness were good predictors of flow disposition, R2 = .42, adjusted R2 = .39, F(5, 99) = 14.30, p<.001. Conclusions and implications are discussed.