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Psychologické fenomény a surfing: zážitek flow, životní spokojenost a osobnostní charakteristiky českých a slovenských surfařů

Title in English Psychological Phenomena and Surfing: Flow Experience, Well-being and Personal Characteristics of Czech and Slovak Surfers


Year of publication 2016
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between surfing and flow experience, life satisfaction and personality characteristics of Czech and Slovak surfers. We worked with two samples: Surf group (N=69; F: 34, M: 35; age: 20 - 47) and Non-surf group (N=70; F: 39, M: 31; age: 18 – 50). The data was collected online by the Flow State Scale-2 (Řezáč, 2007), the Life Satisfaction Questionnaire (Fahrenberg et al., 2001) and the NEO 5-factor Personality Inventory (Hřebíčková & Urbánek, 2001). The Flow Questionnaire (Csikszentmihalyi & Csikszentmihalyi, 1982) was administrated for the Non-surf group to identify a flow activity. The only significant results were found in the area of personal characteristics. The group of surfers had higher rates in all the dimensions of life satisfaction as well as in the overall life satisfaction. However, statistical significance was not reached. The results also suggest that surfers are more emotionally stable, more extraverted, more open to new experiences and more conscientious.
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