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

@article{Carpentier2012RuminationsAF,
  title={Ruminations and Flow: Why Do People with a More Harmonious Passion Experience Higher Well-Being?},
  author={Jo{\"e}lle Carpentier and Genevi{\`e}ve A. Mageau and Robert J. Vallerand},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={13},
  pages={501-518}
}
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… 

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