Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2016

Stepping Ahead Towards Harmonious Passion: Mediating Role of Self-Compassion

M. Vinoth Kumar

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, St. Agnes Centre for Post Graduate Studies & Research, Mangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Vidhya Shree. S.V

M.Sc. Student, Department of Psychology, St. Agnes Centre for Post Graduate Studies & Research, Mangalore. India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.016/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.016


Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. Passion is the strong emotion with inherent behavioural tendencies that can be positive as long as reason underlies the behaviour and this can be either harmonious or obsessive in nature. Thus, this view of passion suggests that adaptive benefits will accrue when individuals are in control of their passion (i.e. Harmonious passion). Moreover Self-compassion is found to elicit increased desirable and productive intrinsic motivation and helps individual perceive any activity as enjoyable or engaging. Thus, the present study adds on as a stepping stone which aims at studying the mediating role of Self-compassion in the relationship between Intrinsic motivation and Harmonious passion by incorporating Correlational research design and maximum variation sampling method (type of purposive sampling) in drawing 120 samples of working emerging adults (experience 0 – 3 years). Standardized tools; Global motivation scale (Guay et. al 2003), Self-compassion scale (Raes et. al 2010), Passion scale (Vallerand et. al. 2003) were used. Statistical measures Mean, S.D, Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation and Meditational analysis was used in assessing the data and obtaining the results. And the findings showed that there was a direct effect of 0.192 between Intrinsic Motivation and Harmonious Passion and indirect effect of 0.2793 between the same in presence of the mediating variable Self-Compassion. Thus, it can be concluded that self-Compassion mediates the relationship between Intrinsic Motivation and Harmonious Passion. Self-Compassion training during the initial period of work or even further will help individuals to develop and experience Harmonious Passion attributing to various positive aspects of individual’s life.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016