Obsessive and harmonious passion in physically active Spanish and Hungarian men and women: a brief report on cultural and gender differences

Szabo, A., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Demetrovics, Z., de la Vega, R., Ruíz-Barquín, R., Soós, I. and Kovacsik, R., 2018. Obsessive and harmonious passion in physically active Spanish and Hungarian men and women: a brief report on cultural and gender differences. International Journal of Psychology. ISSN 0020-7594

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Abstract

Increased research on passion in physical activity calls for direct examination of possible mediating variables that could influence the research outcome. The present study using a two by-two (nation by gender) between-participants design, examined whether gender and/or cultural differences in obsessive- and harmonious passion were present in Spanish and Hungarian physically active individuals. Participants (n=1,002) completed the Passion Scale, reported their gender, age, and weekly hours of physical activity. Multivariate analysis of covariance revealed that the experiencing of physical activity-related obsessive- and harmonious passion differed between the two countries and Hungarian women scored significantly higher on harmonious and obsessive passion than Spanish women. However, Hungarian men only scored significantly higher on obsessive passion, but not harmonious passion compared to Spanish men. These results suggest that the moderating role of gender and cultural differences should be addressed more carefully in conducting and interpreting results of research concerned with passion in physical activity.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Cultural and gender differences [running title]
Publication Title: International Journal of Psychology
Creators: Szabo, A., Griffiths, M.D., Demetrovics, Z., de la Vega, R., Ruíz-Barquín, R., Soós, I. and Kovacsik, R.
Publisher: Wiley on behalf of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS)
Date: 6 August 2018
ISSN: 0020-7594
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10.1002/ijop.12517DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 02 Aug 2018 10:11
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 10:24
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34219

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