The development of a theoretical model describing and explaining group flow

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The development of a theoretical model describing and explaining group flow. / Pels, Fabian; Kleinert, Jens.

Abstract book: 15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Münster, Germany ; 15-20 July 2019. ed. / Bernd Strauss; Barbara Halberschmidt; Till Utesch; Dennis Dreiskämper; Sebastian Brückner; Maike Tietjens; Vera Storm; Linda Schücker; Friederike Rosenfeld; Charlotte Raue; Stijn Mentzel; Meike Kolb; Lena Henning; Lena Busch. Münster : Department of Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Muenster, 2019. p. 138.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution - Published abstract for conference with selection processResearchpeer-review

Harvard

Pels, F & Kleinert, J 2019, The development of a theoretical model describing and explaining group flow. in B Strauss, B Halberschmidt, T Utesch, D Dreiskämper, S Brückner, M Tietjens, V Storm, L Schücker, F Rosenfeld, C Raue, S Mentzel, M Kolb, L Henning & L Busch (eds), Abstract book: 15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Münster, Germany ; 15-20 July 2019. Department of Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Muenster, Münster, pp. 138, Münster, Germany, 15.07.19.

APA

Pels, F., & Kleinert, J. (2019). The development of a theoretical model describing and explaining group flow. In B. Strauss, B. Halberschmidt, T. Utesch, D. Dreiskämper, S. Brückner, M. Tietjens, V. Storm, L. Schücker, F. Rosenfeld, C. Raue, S. Mentzel, M. Kolb, L. Henning, ... L. Busch (Eds.), Abstract book: 15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Münster, Germany ; 15-20 July 2019 (pp. 138). Münster: Department of Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Muenster.

Vancouver

Pels F, Kleinert J. The development of a theoretical model describing and explaining group flow. In Strauss B, Halberschmidt B, Utesch T, Dreiskämper D, Brückner S, Tietjens M, Storm V, Schücker L, Rosenfeld F, Raue C, Mentzel S, Kolb M, Henning L, Busch L, editors, Abstract book: 15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Münster, Germany ; 15-20 July 2019. Münster: Department of Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Muenster. 2019. p. 138

Bibtex

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