Ruminations and Flow: Why Do People with a More Harmonious Passion Experience Higher Well-Being?

  title={Ruminations and Flow: Why Do People with a More Harmonious Passion Experience Higher Well-Being?},
  author={J. Carpentier and G. A. Mageau and R. Vallerand},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
  • J. Carpentier, G. A. Mageau, R. Vallerand
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Happiness Studies
  • Research shows that harmonious and obsessive passion are positively and negatively linked to well-being respectively (e.g., Vallerand et al. in J Personal 75:505–534, 2007; Psychol Sport Exerc 9:373–392, 2008). The present study investigated the psychological mechanisms underlying the different impact of the two types of passion on well-being. A theoretical model involving passion, ruminations, flow experiences, and well-being was tested. Results showed that the more people have a harmonious… CONTINUE READING
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