Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Exploratory Model of Conditions That Activate Passion
by Finley, Joan, Ph.D., Benedictine University, 2011, 95; 3491557
Abstract (Summary)

This phenomenological study explores the conditions that activate passion. The situation in organizations of individual apathy for their work, especially in corporations, calls for a deeper inquiry into the conditions that activate passion. In order to gain insight into lived experiences, 33 individuals from different organizational contexts engaged ill conversational interviews to describe their experiences and perspectives of passion. The convenience selection method was used to identify the participants ill this study. From the analysis of the interview text, a model of conditions that activate passion was constructed. The model portrays the internal dynamics of individuals resulting in passion through their readiness, awareness, inspiration, and connections with others ill their lives. Four conditions for activating passion emerged from an analysis of the interview texts: (a) inspiration; (b) passion readiness; (c) social connectedness; and (d) awareness of positive impact. The findings of this study provide insight into the ways individuals realize their passion, as well as avenues for emerging research on passion.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jamieson, David W.
School: Benedictine University
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 73/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology, Personality psychology, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Inspiration, Motivation, Passion, Proactivity, Self-awareness, Values
Publication Number: 3491557
ISBN: 978-1-267-09017-1
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