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Self-esteem and passion for activities

Self-esteem and passion for activities
Self-esteem and passion for activities
The Dualistic Model of Passion (Vallerand, 2010) regards passion as a strong inclination toward a self-defining activity that one loves, values, and in which one invests a substantial amount of time and energy. The model proposes two distinct types of passion, harmonious and obsessive, that predict adaptive and less adaptive outcomes, respectively. We hypothesized that individuals relatively high on explicit self-esteem would experience higher levels of harmonious passion, given their implementation of relatively adaptive self-regulatory strategies. Individuals relatively low on implicit self-esteem, on the other hand, would experience higher levels of obsessive passion, given their ego fragility and defensiveness. Participants completed the Passion Scale, the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale, and the self-esteem Implicit Association Task. Path analyses revealed that, consistently with hypotheses, explicit self-esteem positively predicted harmonious passion, whereas implicit self-esteem negatively predicted obsessive passion
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Lafrenière, Marc-Andre K
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Bélanger, Jocelyn J.
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Sedikides, Constantine
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Vallerand, Robert J.
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Lafrenière, Marc-Andre K
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Bélanger, Jocelyn J.
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Sedikides, Constantine
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Vallerand, Robert J.
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Lafrenière, Marc-Andre K, Bélanger, Jocelyn J., Sedikides, Constantine and Vallerand, Robert J. (2011) Self-esteem and passion for activities. [in special issue: Digit Ratio (2D:4D) and Individual Differences Research] Personality and Individual Differences, 51 (4), 541-544.

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The Dualistic Model of Passion (Vallerand, 2010) regards passion as a strong inclination toward a self-defining activity that one loves, values, and in which one invests a substantial amount of time and energy. The model proposes two distinct types of passion, harmonious and obsessive, that predict adaptive and less adaptive outcomes, respectively. We hypothesized that individuals relatively high on explicit self-esteem would experience higher levels of harmonious passion, given their implementation of relatively adaptive self-regulatory strategies. Individuals relatively low on implicit self-esteem, on the other hand, would experience higher levels of obsessive passion, given their ego fragility and defensiveness. Participants completed the Passion Scale, the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale, and the self-esteem Implicit Association Task. Path analyses revealed that, consistently with hypotheses, explicit self-esteem positively predicted harmonious passion, whereas implicit self-esteem negatively predicted obsessive passion

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Published date: September 2011

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Local EPrints ID: 193729
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/193729
ISSN: 0191-8869
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Date deposited: 19 Jul 2011 13:26
Last modified: 30 Aug 2017 12:16

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