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MS in Human Resource Development




The purpose of this qualitative research study is to examine the topic of work-related passion. The first purpose of the study was to help individuals and organizations objectively define work-related passion. The second purpose was to discover examples and traits of work-related passion in the sample group of individuals and organizations. The third purpose was to better understand the relationship of work-related passion to heightened energy, performance and dedication at work. This qualitative study involved face-to-face 60-minute interviews with 17 executive level, middle management level, front-line employees, and retirees of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions and government agencies. The interview responses were compiled and common themes were determined. The participants identified key passion characteristics in this study. This study discovered that passion is internal and is enhanced or hindered by external factors. The researcher has provided an objective definition of work-related passion.

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