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Appendix A: Questionnaires to be used in Study

The Passion Toward Work Scale (PTWS)

My work is:

Instructions:
While thinking of your work and using the scale below, please indicate your level of
agreement with each item. Please answer all questions.

Not Agree Very Slightly Slightly Moderately Mostly Strongly Very Strongly
at All Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree Agree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1. My work is in harmony with the other activities in my life. 1 2 3 4 5 6


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2. I have difficulties controlling my urge to do my work. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

3. The new things that I discover with my work allow me to appreciate it


even more. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

4. I have almost an obsessive feeling for my work. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

5. My work reflects the qualities I like about myself. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

6. My work allows me to live a variety of experiences. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

7. My work is the only thing that really turns me on. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8. My work is well integrated in my life. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

9. If I could, I would only do my work. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

10. My work is in harmony with other things that are part of me. 1 2 3 4 5 6
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11. My work is so exciting that I sometimes lose control over it. 1 2 3 4 5 6


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12. I have the impression that my work controls me. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

13. I spend a lot of time doing my work. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

14. I like my work. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

15. My work is important for me. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

16. My work is a passion for me. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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CODIFICATION

# 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12 Obsessive Passion


# 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10 Harmonious Passion
# 13 à 16 Passion Criteria

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Source and References
Vallerand RJ, Houlfort N: Passion at work: Toward a new conceptual-ization. In: Skarlicki
D, Gilliand S, Steiner D (eds): Research in Social Issues in Management. Greenwich, CT:
Information Age Publishing Inc., 2003, pp.175-204.

Vallerand, R.J., Blanchard, C.M., Mageau, G.A., Koestner, R., Ratelle, C., Léonard, M.,
Gagné, M., & Marsolais, J. (2003). Les passions de l'âme: On obsessive and
harmonious passion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 756-7

Scoring

The determination of which type of passion is the: difference of Z-score

1.) z-test  Obsessive Passion; z  Harmonious Passion


2.) if: Z obsessive > Z harmonious = Obsessive Passion; Z harmonious > Z
obsessive = Harmonious Passion
3.) aggregate of questions 13-16 indicates passion: mean score of 4

Flexibility w/ Scale

We’ve received permission from the copyright holder (Dr. Robert Vallerand), so we
can utilize the scale permanently. The only request was surrounding the way we
communicate the feedback. In the past his lab has never told participants that they
are specifically Harmoniously Passionate for example, because there is overlap with
the other OP construct. Hence, my decision to use “percentages”. If you have a
better way to communicate let me know and I will amend immediately.