Flow in work as a moderator of the self-determination model of work engagement

De Fraga, Daniela and Moneta, Giovanni B. (2016) Flow in work as a moderator of the self-determination model of work engagement. In: The flow experience: Empirical research and applications. Springer, pp. 105-123. ISBN 978-3-319-28632-7

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Abstract

This study extends the self-determination model of work engagement. Based on flow theory and self-determination theory, it was hypothesised that the extent to which workers experience flow at work would moderate the positive association between perceived managerial autonomy support and work engagement, in such a way that for employees with more flow the association would be weaker (H1), and the positive associations between autonomy support and satisfaction of intrinsic psychological needs, in such a way that for employees with more flow these associations would be weaker (H2). A sample of 177 workers completed the Work Climate Questionnaire, Basic Need Satisfaction at Work Scale, Utrecht Work Engagement Scale, and Flow Short Scale. Moderated mediation modelling supported hypothesis 1 and hypothesis 2 limitedly to the needs for competence and relatedness. The findings indicate that workers with more flow at work are more likely to engage in the job regardless of autonomy support.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: autonomy support, intrinsic psychological needs, flow, self-determination theory, work engagement
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Giovanni Moneta
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 09:14
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 09:14
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/1070

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