Dualistic Passion for Work and Its Impact on Career Outcomes: Scale Validation and Nomological Network

Jennifer Ann L. Lajom, Rajiv K. Amarnani, Simon Lloyd D. Restubog, Prashant Bordia, Robert L. Tang

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-648
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018

Keywords

  • career commitment
  • career decision-making self-efficacy
  • career persistence intentions
  • goal orientation
  • passion for work
  • work involvement
  • workaholism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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