ABOUT THE STUDY
Study Summary: Passion Health™ – An investigation into the understanding of what drives healthy Passion
Study Objective: To understand the key drivers of healthy Passion and its role in optimizing the human experience and performance.
Hypothesis: Passion has a set of internal and external drivers that engages the personal experience of Passion, and that all drivers can be identified to predict the Passion Health™ of individuals or groups of people.
Design of Study:
We designed a questionnaire that was later deployed to entrepreneurs, businesses and schools. Most of the activity in the beginning of the design involved casually interviewing people who were passionate and those who did not experience passion. This was to assess patterns of similarities and differences. We combined that effort with reading various Psychological studies on the subject of Passion and human optimal states. Through the process of elimination we tested to see if we were asking the right questions. We also tested to see if our questions linked to the right human need/drivers we were assessing to be connected to Passion. Once patterns were identified, we put the most likely data into a database (The Passion Health™ Test). We culled the perfect candidates, or in statistical terms, outliers. This was done to help eliminate forms of bias in the study.
Both internal and external enablers were identified that causes a person’s “subjective” experiences of feeling Passion. Group studies were repeated in 5 different time periods between 2020-2022 as well as individual respondents between 2018-2022 at 56 different time periods. Geographically we targeted dense metropolitan areas with high diversity of socio-economic backgrounds, genders, ages and cultural influences. The aim was to better understand the external and internal enablers and constraints of a person’s subjective experience of feeling passion. We also tested for Universality. It is already known that healthy passion is correlated to higher psychological wellbeing (Vallerand et al, 2003), confidence (Jon M. Jachimowicz, HBR, 2019), and an indicator for performance (Angela Duckworth, 2016). Knowing this we measured if higher or lower Passion Health™ scores connected back to performance, attendance or negative incidences.