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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation
Awarded by Swedish Scientific Council
This work was supported by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (M11-0451:1), the Swedish Scientific Council (521-2010-3195), and the Sven and Dagmar Salen Foundation.