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dc.contributor.advisorJohnsen, Susan K.
dc.contributor.authorLittle, Cindy C.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Educational Psychology.en
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-31T20:20:53Z
dc.date.available2006-07-31T20:20:53Z
dc.date.copyright2006-05
dc.date.issued2006-07-31T20:20:53Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/4294
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 133-137).en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this ethnographic, cross case study analysis was to a) explore why individuals have a sustaining interest in science fiction-related leisure activities, b) describe the role, if any that Csikszentmihalyi's theory of flow plays in the continuation of these activities, c) explain how these interests initially developed, and d) determine if science fiction related knowledge transfers to other domains. Results from interviews with 10 adult science fiction fans revealed that elements of flow were found across cases and that science fiction-related knowledge transferred to other domains. Patterns found relating to flow, development, change and evolution and transfer clustered into one of three overarching categories that contributed to the development of and sustaining interest in science fiction-related leisure activities. Practical significance as it relates to the role of interest in learning as well as possible avenues for future research was discussed.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Cindy C. Little.en
dc.format.extentvi, 137 p. : ill.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectScience fiction fans.en
dc.subjectScience fiction -- Collectors and collecting.en
dc.subjectRecreation.en
dc.titleAn exploration of flow through the leisure pursuits of adult science fiction fans.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreePh.D.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Psychology.en


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