Obsessive passion: a dependency associated with injury-related risky behaviour in dancers
Akehurst, S.A.; Oliver, E.J.
Grounded in self-determination theory, obsessive passion for an activity has been associated with increased risky behaviour and rigid persistence, both symptomatic of dependence. However, it is unknown whether obsessive passion may predict the development of dependence, and furthermore, theoretically important relationships between basic need satisfaction, passion, exercise dependence and subsequent risky behaviour have not been fully explored. A sample of 100 professional dancers (50fs; 50ms; Mage = 20.88; SD = 2.69) completed self-ratings of risk-related behaviours (doctor visits; following treatment, and warming up), passion for dance and dance dependence. Findings supported the maladaptive nature of obsessive passion in relation to risky behaviour and as predicted dance dependence mediated this relationship. Interestingly, need satisfaction was positively related to both obsessive passion and harmonious passion. Results are discussed in the light of self-determination theory and dysfunctions of obsessive passion, suggesting that professional dancers are at risk of employing maladaptive behaviours if high in obsessive passion, which may be detectable via symptoms of dance dependence.
Akehurst, S., & Oliver, E. (2014). Obsessive passion: a dependency associated with injury-related risky behaviour in dancers. Journal of Sports Sciences, 32(3), 259-267. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2013.823223
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Deposit Date||Jan 14, 2014|
|Publicly Available Date||Mar 12, 2014|
|Journal||Journal of Sports Sciences|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Group|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Passion, Exercise dependence, Self-determination, Dance, Injury.|
Accepted Journal Article
This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Akehurst, S.A. and Oliver, E.J. (2014) 'Obsessive passion : a dependency associated with injury-related risky behaviour in dancers.', Journal of sports sciences., 32 (3). pp. 259-267 © 2013 Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02640414.2013.823223
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