Passion and Gambling: On the Validation of the Gambling Passion Scale (GPS)

@article{Rousseau2002PassionAG,
  title={Passion and Gambling: On the Validation of the Gambling Passion Scale (GPS)},
  author={François L. Rousseau and Robert J. Vallerand and Catherine F. Ratelle and Genevi{\`e}ve A. Mageau and Pierre J. Provencher},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={18},
  pages={45-66}
}
Vallerand and his colleagues (Vallerand & Blanchard, 1999; Vallerand, Blanchard, Koestner, & Gagné, 2001) have recently proposed a new concept of passion. According to these authors, passion refers to a strong inclination toward an activity that we like, find important, and in which we invest time. Vallerand et al. have identified two types of passion: obsessive and harmonious. Obsessive passion refers to an internal pressure that forces an individual to engage in the activity. Harmonious… CONTINUE READING

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