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Alena Zolotareva 1, Larisa Marchuk1, Anna Lebedeva 1, Anna Fam 1, Anton Yarkin2
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation
  • 2 Research and Education Center “Region of Health”, Tyumen, Russia

Psychometric properties of the Russian version of R. Vallerand’s scale of passion for work (in Russian)

2022. Vol. 12. No. 1. P. 51–69 [issue contents]
The article presents the results of two studies, which provided first empirical evidence for the passion for activity in Russia. Purpose. Study 1 was aimed to examine the psychometric properties of the Russian version of the R. Vallerand’s Passion Scale. The participants were 659 adults with job experience from the few days to 48 years. Results revealed the two-factor structure of the Russian Passion Scale. Both harmonious and obsessive passion subscales showed high Cronbach alpha coefficients, supporting the reliability. Convergent validity and criterion validity were provided due to the examination of passion for activity as predictor of positive and negative affect, autonomous and controlled professional motivation, satisfaction with work, and satisfaction with life. Study 2 was aimed to approbate Russian Passion Scale due to the examination of the relationship between passion for activity and winter swimmers’ health self-esteem. The participants were 115 adolescents and adults with cold water swimming experience from 3 months to 56 years. Results showed that harmonious passion was a positive predictor of physical, psychological, and spiritual health self-esteem, while obsessive passion was a negative predictor of ones. Obsessive passion was also a negative predictor of mental health. Findings. Thus, we have made two main conclusions. First, the Russian Passion Scale is a reliable and valid instrument and can be recommended for assessment of harmonious and obsessive passion among Russian respondents. Second, passion for activity partly predicted health self-esteem and may be used in diagnostic and consulting purposes while working with the winter swimmers.

Citation: Zolotareva A., Marchuk L., Lebedeva A., Fam A., Yarkin A. (2022) Psikhometricheskie svoystva russkoyazychnoy versii shkaly strasti k delu R. Valleranda [Psychometric properties of the Russian version of R. Vallerand’s scale of passion for work]. Organizacionnaâ psihologiâ (Organizational Psychology), vol. 12, no 1, pp. 51-69 (in Russian)
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