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dc.date.available2013-03-12T10:07:21Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-05-06en_US
dc.identifier.citationDalskau, Lina Harvold. Harmonious and obsessive passion in relation to global and domain specific self-esteem and affective outcomes. Masteroppgave, University of Oslo, 2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/18524
dc.description.abstractPassions have the potential to fill people’s lives with meaning. However, there is a duality to the concept, where harmonious passion reflects a more volitional engagement, whilst obsessive passion reflects a more controlled, contingency driven engagement style. The aim of this study was to explore the assumption that self-esteem represents a persistence-promoting contingency contributing to a more obsessive activity engagement style. In order to tackle this assumption, the function of global and domain specific self-esteem in relation to harmonious and obsessive passion, and affective outcomes was considered. Also, to gain a better understanding of the function of self-esteem in relation to people’s passions in the real world, the sample of 210 participants (92 females and 118 males) was split into one high obsessive passion-group (HOP), and one low obsessive passion-group (LOP). Results showed that the HOP-group had significantly more domain specific self-esteem, and also that this specific self-esteem was the main source of positive affect. In addition, the HOP-group had significantly more negative affect, as well as a more unstable self-esteem compared to the LOP-group. In conclusion, results therefore supported the notion that more obsessive individuals also have a more contingent activity engagement where their self-esteem is perceived as continually on the line, compared to their harmonious counterparts. Such a contingent engagement in a passionate activity seems to give both short term boosts in self-esteem and positive affect, as well as contribute to more ill-being and social problems over time.eng
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.titleHarmonious and obsessive passion in relation to global and domain specific self-esteem and affective outcomesen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2009-10-06en_US
dc.creator.authorDalskau, Lina Harvolden_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::260en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Dalskau, Lina Harvold&rft.title=Harmonious and obsessive passion in relation to global and domain specific self-esteem and affective outcomes&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2009&rft.degree=Masteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-22779en_US
dc.type.documentMasteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo91475en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorFrode Stensengen_US
dc.identifier.bibsys093443986en_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/18524/1/MasterxThesisx2009.pdf


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