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ERIC Number: EJ1155979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Lay Theories of Passion in the Academic Domain
Schellenberg, Benjamin J. I.; Bailis, Daniel S.
Educational Psychology, v37 n9 p1029-1043 2017
Our aim was to study students' beliefs about passion and its influence on academic performance and experiences, and determine whether these beliefs depend on harmonious or obsessive passion. In Study 1, participants estimated passion scores for the most successful, average and least successful students in university. In Study 2, participants viewed completed questionnaires that depicted students as having varying levels of passion, and then predicted the students' performance and experiences in university. Across both studies, students expected that having passion for academics, regardless of predominant passion type, was related to substantially higher levels of performance compared to those who were not passionate. Participants also believed that students with strong levels of harmonious passion experienced more positive academic experiences than those without any harmonious passion. Although students likely overestimate the role that passion plays in determining academic performance, they distinguish between passion types when estimating one's academic experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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