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The roles of challenge and skill in the flow experiences of web users

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Steven Pace
Numerous researchers have employed Csikszentmihalyi's flow theory in their analyses of the behavior of Web users. Flow is a state of consciousness that is experienced by people who are deeply involved in an enjoyable activity such as surfing the Net. The experience is characterized by some common elements such as concentration on the task at hand, a sense of control, a merging of action and awareness, a distorted sense of time, and the autotelic experience, to mention a few. A recognized recondition for flow is that the challenges an individual faces in a particular activity must be matched by the skills he or she uses in meeting those challenges. This paper discusses the roles that challenge and skill play in the flow experiences of Web users.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

1

Issue

1

Start Page

341

End Page

358

Number of Pages

18

ISSN

1547-5840

Location

Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Publisher

Informing Science Institute

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Informatics and Communication; Joint Conference;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Issues in informing science & information technology.

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