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Passion for WorkTheory, Research, and Applications$
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Robert J. Vallerand and Nathalie Houlfort

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190648626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190648626.001.0001

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Fire in the Office

Fire in the Office

Identities and Passion at Work

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Passion for Work

Charles Y. Murnieks

Melissa S. Cardon

Oxford University Press

This chapter delves into the identity–passion interface and examines how nuances in this relationship manifest in different outcomes. The construct of identity and how it relates to an individual’s self-concept is discussed to more fully understand how identity plays a central role in passion. We argue that identities serve as a foundation of an individual’s passion, and that as such, the relative space that certain identities occupy within one’s self-concept has implications for how different types of passion manifest. The chapter reviews the primary theories of passion developed by scholars, and examines the research that has investigated the relationship between identities and passion. This chapter also offers a summary of the progress made in this area and the work that remains to be done.

Keywords:   passion, identity, passion for work, self-concept, theories of passion

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