Relationship of Obsessive Passion with Psychological Wellbeing in Female Athletes

  • Hummaira Farah Ph.D Scholar and Assistant Professor, Department of Sports Sciences and Physical Education, FAHS, The University of Lahore.
  • Prof. Dr. Yasmeen Iqbal Professor and HOD, Department of Sports Sciences and Physical Education, FAHS, The University of Lahore.
  • Dr. Shah Zaman Khan Assistant Prof. and HOD, Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Sukkur IBA University.
Keywords: Passion, Obsessive Passion, Psychological Well-Being, self-acceptance, Correlational design


Passion is a feeling of intense enthusiasm towards or compelling desire for someone or something. Passion can range from eager interest in or admiration for an idea, proposal, or cause; to enthusiastic enjoyment of an interest or activity; to strong attraction, excitement, or emotion towards an activity. This study was conducted to determine the relationship between obsessive passion and psychological well-being of young female athletes. Obsessive passion considered as a controlled internalization of activity in the identification of individuals. Psychological well-being (PWB) helps individuals to find the expected inclinations and abilities closer to home, social and work life. Correlational research design was used to precede this study. 100 female athletes’ students (Basketball, volley ball, badminton, cricket, table tennis) within the age range of 19-24 were recruited from September, 2020 to January, 2021 by using convenient sampling strategy. Data was collected from four different universities of Lahore. Two standardized instruments includes The Passion Scale (Vallerand, et all; 2003) consisted harmonious and obsessive passion and Psychological well-being scale (Ryff, 1995) consisted Positive relationships with others, Autonomy, Environmental Mastery, Personal Growth, Purpose of life, Self-Acceptance were used for data collection. Statistical technique includes Pearson correlation was administered for analysis of data. Finding of the study showed that Obsessive Passion is strongly positively correlate with Autonomy (0.812**), Environmental master (0.910**), Personal Growth (0.893**), Positive relationships with others (0.942**), Purpose of life (0.942**), Self-Acceptance (0.374**) respectively.