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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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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

(HP) and obsessive passion (OP). Over almost 20 years of research on the DMP, researchers have consistently shown that, although both HP and OP are positively associated with performance, HP predicts more adaptive outcomes (e.g., well-being) whereas OP does not predict adaptive outcomes and even

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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

-Louis, in press ). The second passion variety, obsessive passion (OP), emerges when an activity is pursued because of contingencies that are linked with an activity, such as a sense of excitement or a need for self-esteem, and involves an uncontrollable urge to engage in an activity. This way of engaging in

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Savoring Sport: Connections With Athlete Passion and Burnout

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

, those who pursue activities with high levels of obsessive passion (OP) savor positive experiences to a lesser extent ( Schellenberg & Gaudreau, 2020 ). This means athletes with high levels of HP may be most likely to engage in savoring. The more athletes savor positive moments, the more they may, in

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Making the Final Shot: The Role of Passion and Integrated Temporal Positivity in Last-Second Sport Performance

Anna Sverdlik, Robert J. Vallerand, Ariane St-Louis, Michael Sam Tion, and Geneviève Porlier

than another passion—obsessive passion (OP; Vallerand et al., 2003 ). Thus, although passion should help determine the adaptive use of the three temporal perspectives, one would expect HP to do so more effectively than OP. Testing this hypothesis represents one of the main goals of this research. The

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The Role of Athletic Identity and Passion in Predicting Burnout in Adolescent Female Athletes

Eric M. Martin and Thelma S. Horn

This study examined whether adolescent athletes’ levels of sport burnout would be predicted by their level and type of both passion and athletic identity. Female high-school-aged athletes (N = 186) completed a series of questionnaires to measure study variables. The results of three hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed that athletes’ levels of harmonious passion served as negative predictors for all three dimensions of burnout, while obsessive passion positively predicted scores only on the exhaustion subscale. In addition, the subdimensions of athletic identity contributed a unique amount to the prediction of some aspects of burnout. These results indicate that both passion and athletic identity are important correlates or predictors of burnout levels, with harmonious passion offering the most protective effects.

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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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The Influence of Athletic Identity, Passion, and Perceptions of Severity of Concussions on Athletes’ Willingness to Report Concussion Symptoms

Eric M. Martin, Megan Byrd, Adriana Amador, Emma Ridenhour, and Carolena Charalambous

identity, which might influence willingness to report concussions. Unlike AI, passion can originate in 2 distinct manners; harmonious and obsessive, 20 with harmonious passion leading to participation in an activity without compulsion, whereas obsessive passion leads to conflict with other activities in

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The Relationship Between Passion, Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction and Athlete Burnout: Examining Direct and Indirect Effects

Sofie Kent, Kieran Kingston, and Kyle F. Paradis

individual freely accepts the activity as important, without attached contingencies ( Vallerand et al., 2006 ). Conversely, obsessive passion results from a controlled internalization of the activity into one’s identity, whereby the individual will typically participate because of certain contingencies

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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

. Individuals who manifest HP toward exercise should be in a position to concentrate on the activity and experience positive effect, psychological well-being, and task satisfaction ( Curran, Hill, Appleton, Vallerand, & Standage, 2015 ; Vallerand, 2008 ). Conversely, obsessive passion (OP) results from a