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On passion and moral behavior in achievement settings: The mediating role of pride

Bureau, Julien S. and Vallerand, Robert J. and Ntoumanis, Nikos and Lafrenière, Marc-André K. (2012) On passion and moral behavior in achievement settings: The mediating role of pride. Motivation and Emotion. ISSN 0146-7239

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URL of Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11031-012-9292-7

Identification Number/DOI: doi:10.1007/s11031-012-9292-7

The Dualistic Model of Passion (Vallerand et al., 2003) distinguishes two types of passion: harmonious passion (HP) and obsessive passion (OP) that predict adaptive and less adaptive outcomes, respectively. In the present research, we were interested in understanding the role of passion in the adoption of moral behavior in achievement settings. It was predicted that the two facets of pride (authentic and hubristic; Tracy & Robins, 2007) would mediate the passion-moral behavior relationship. Specifically, because people who are passionate about a given activity are highly involved in it, it was postulated that they should typically do well and thus experience high levels of pride when engaged in the activity. However, it was also hypothesized that while both types of passion should be conducive to authentic pride, only OP should lead to hubristic pride. Finally, in line with past research on pride (Carver, Sinclair, & Johnson, 2010; Tracy et al., 2009), only hubristic pride was expected to negatively predict moral behavior, while authentic pride was expected to positively predict moral behavior. Results of two studies conducted with paintball players (N=163, Study 1) and athletes (N=296, Study 2) supported the proposed model. Future research directions are discussed in light of the Dualistic Model of Passion.

Type of Work:Article
Date:09 April 2012 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Subjects:BF Psychology
GV Recreation Leisure
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Springer
ID Code:1229
Refereed:YES
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