Flow among Scientists
A Job Demands Resources Perspective
The study was conducted to investigate the relationship of flow at work of scientists with their job demands, job resources and personal resources. 64 scientists comprised the sample. Personal data sheet, work-related flow inventory, general self-efficacy scale and Copenhagen psychosocial questionnaire (second version) were the instruments used in the study. Descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, correlation analysis and hierarchical regression were the statistical techniques used. The results of the study suggested that scientists of various age-groups and length of service did not differ from each other on job demands, job resources, personal resources and flow at work. It was also found that flow at work was significantly positively related to job resources and personal resources but not significantly related to job demands. Job resources and personal resources were found to be significant positive predictors of flow at work whereas job demands were not found to have a significant impact on flow at work.
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