Journal article

Can flow experiences be protective of work-related depressive symptoms and burnout? A genetically informative approach

Miriam A Mosing, Ana Butkovic, Fredrik Ullen

Journal of Affective Disorders | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Genetic research on depression and burnout has focused mostly on adverse factors, although various aspects in daily life related to positive coping and well-being have been shown to potentially be protective. Using a large genetically informative sample, we aim to explore the potential relationship between flow proneness and work-related depressive symptoms and burnout. METHODS: About 10,000 Swedish twins filled in the Swedish Flow Proneness Questionnaire, a subscale of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist (SCL) depression scale, and the Emotional Exhaustion subscale of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey. A higher score indicated more flow, less emotional exhaustion and less d..

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