Passion : does one scale fit all? : construct validity of two-factor passion scale and psychometric invariance over different activities and languages

Authors: Marsh, Herbert W.; Vallerand, Robert J.; Lafrenière, Marc-André K.; Parker, Philip D.; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Carbonneau, Noémie; Jowett, Sophia; Bureau, Julien S.Fernet, ClaudeGuay, Frédéric; Abduljabbar, Adel Salah; Paquet, Yvan
Abstract: The Passion Scale, based on the dualistic model of passion, measures 2 distinct types of passion: Harmonious and obsessive passions are predictive of adaptive and less adaptive outcomes, respectively. In a substantive-methodological synergy, we evaluate the construct validity (factor structure, reliability, convergent and discriminant validity) of Passion Scale responses ( N = 3,571). The exploratory structural equation model fit to the data was substantially better than the confirmatory factor analysis solution, and resulted in better differentiated (less correlated) factors. Results from a 13-model taxonomy of measurement invariance supported complete invariance (factor loadings, factor correlations, item uniquenesses, item intercepts, and latent means) over language (French vs. English; the instrument was originally devised in French, then translated into English) and gender. Strong measurement partial invariance over 5 passion activity groups (leisure, sport, social, work, education) indicates that the same set of items is appropriate for assessing passion across a wide variety of activities—a previously untested, implicit assumption that greatly enhances practical utility. Support was found for the convergent and discriminant validity of the harmonious and obsessive passion scales, based on a set of validity correlates: life satisfaction, rumination, conflict, time investment, activity liking and valuation, and perceiving the activity as a passion.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 6 May 2013
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Psychological Assessment, Vol. 25 (3), 796–809 (2013)
American Psychological Association
Alternative version: 10.1037/a0032573
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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