Dualistic passion for work and its impact on career outcomes: Scale validation and nomological network
Journal of Career Assessment
School of Business and Law
Drawing on the dualistic model of passion, we conducted a construct validation of the passion for work scale across four samples of employees and students. Specifically, we tested the two-factor structure of the model and examined the convergent, discriminant, and criterion validity of passion for work against conceptually similar work motivation and career-relevant constructs. Findings support the duality of the passion for work (i.e., harmonious and obsessive), its uniqueness as a motivational work construct, and its consequences on career-related outcomes. The findings also contribute to the increasing breadth of the passion literature across various contexts and its consequences for one’s work and career experiences.
Lajom, J. A. L., Amarnani, R. K., Restubog, S. L. D., Bordia, P., & Tang, R. L. (2017). Dualistic passion for work and its impact on career outcomes: Scale validation and nomological network. Journal of Career Assessment, 26(4), 631-648. https://doi.org/10.1177/1069072717723096