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The Two Dimensions of Passion for Sport: A New Look Using a Quadripartite Approach

Benjamin J.I. Schellenberg, Jérémie Verner-Filion, Patrick Gaudreau, and Sophia Mbabaali

et al., 2015 ; Vallerand & Verner-Filion, 2020 ). This research has relied extensively on the dualistic model of passion (DMP; Vallerand, 2015 ), and has revealed that, to assess the effects of passion on athletes, it is critical to distinguish between two passion dimensions: harmonious passion

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Passion and Coping: Relationships With Changes in Burnout and Goal Attainment in Collegiate Volleyball Players

Benjamin J.I. Schellenberg, Patrick Gaudreau, and Peter R.E. Crocker

This study examined the relationship between harmonious and obsessive passion and coping, and assessed whether coping mediated the relationship between passion types and changes in burnout and goal attainment. College- and university-level volleyball players (N = 421) completed measures of passion, coping, burnout, and goal attainment at the start and end of a season. Results of structural equation modeling, using a true latent change approach, supported a model whereby types of passion were indirectly related to changes in burnout and goal attainment via coping. Harmonious passion was positively related to task-oriented coping which, in turn, was positively associated with change in goal attainment. Obsessive passion was positively associated with disengagement-oriented coping which, in turn, was positively and negatively associated with changes in burnout and goal attainment, respectively. This study identifies coping as a reason why passionate athletes may experience changes in burnout and goal attainment over the course of a season.

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We Are the Champions, But How Do We Respond? Savoring and Dampening in Response to Championship Victories Among Passionate Sports Fans

Benjamin J.I. Schellenberg, Jérémie Verner-Filion, and Patrick Gaudreau

that comes in two varieties. The first, harmonious passion (HP) emerges when an activity is pursued because of its inherent qualities (e.g., a person simply enjoys the activity) and entails engaging in a meaningful activity with a sense of control and personal volition. This way of engaging in an

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“Fuelled by Passion”: Obsessive Passion Amplifies Positive and Negative Feelings Throughout a Hockey Playoff Series

Benjamin J.I. Schellenberg and Jérémie Verner-Filion

model, however, makes a critical distinction between two passion varieties: harmonious passion (HP) and obsessive passion (OP). HP emerges when an activity is loved and autonomously internalized into a person’s identity. This results in the activity being pursued in a flexible manner with a sense of

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Passion in Sport: A Look at Determinants and Affective Experiences

Robert J. Vallerand, François L. Rousseau, Frédérick M.E. Grouzet, Alexandre Dumais, Simon Grenier, and Céline M. Blanchard

Based on the Dualistic Model of Passion (Vallerand et al., 2003), a sequence involving the determinants and affective experiences associated with two types of passion (harmonious and obsessive) toward sport was proposed and tested. This sequence posits that high levels of sport valuation and an autonomous personality orientation lead to harmonious passion, whereas high levels of sport valuation and a controlled personality orientation facilitate obsessive passion. In turn, harmonious passion is expected to lead to positive affective experiences in sport but to be either negatively related or unrelated to negative affective experiences. Conversely, obsessive passion is hypothesized to be positively related to negative affective experiences in sport but to be either negatively related or unrelated to positive affective experiences. Results of three studies conducted with recreational and competitive athletes involved in individual and team sports provided support for the proposed integrative sequence. These findings support the role of passion in sport and pave the way to new research.

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Passion in Referees: Examining Their Affective and Cognitive Experiences in Sport Situations

Frederick L. Philippe, Robert J. Vallerand, Joéline Andrianarisoa, and Philippe Brunel

The present research examined in two studies the role of passion for refereeing in referees' affective and cognitive functioning during games. In line with past research on the dualistic model of passion (Vallerand et al., 2003), Study 1 (n 1 = 90 and n 2 = 148) revealed that harmonious passion (HP) for refereeing was positively associated with positive emotions and the experience of flow during games. Conversely, obsessive passion (OP) for refereeing was unrelated to positive emotions and flow, but was positively associated with negative emotional experiences during games. Study 2 (n = 227) examined referees' affective and cognitive functioning after having committed an important mistake. Results showed that HP was negatively associated with maladaptive affective and cognitive functioning after a bad call, whereas OP was positively associated with such maladaptive functioning, including subsequent poor decision making. In addition, in both studies, most referees reported to be passionate toward refereeing. Finally, results from both studies remained the same after controlling for referees' gender, age, years of experience, and types of sports.

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Fitness-Related Self-Conscious Emotions and Risk for Exercise Addiction: Examining the Mediating Role of Passion

Alvaro Sicilia, Manuel Alcaraz-Ibáñez, Delia C. Dumitru, Adrian Paterna, and Mark D. Griffiths

the activity that individuals feel passion for is internalized into their identity ( Vallerand, 2008 , 2015 ). In the context of exercise, harmonious passion (HP) reflects an autonomous internalization of exercise that occurs when individuals have freely accepted exercise as important to them

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Kim Gammage, Alyson Crozier, Alison Ede, Christopher Hill, Sean Locke, Eric Martin, Desi McEwan, Kathleen Mellano, Eva Pila, Matthew Stork, and Svenja Wolf

96 women; mean age = 21.08 years) who attended over 80% of training sessions in nine organized sports that took place once a week for 90 min. Participants completed the questionnaires assessing risk of exercise addiction, passion (harmonious passion, obsessive passion, and passion criteria), and

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North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Virtual Conference June 11–12, 2020

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North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Virtual Conference June 9-11, 2021