General passion scale (Gen-PS) toward validation of passion as a general trait-like personality construct
Although research regarding passion has been advancing, an explicit definition of passion has not been derived, nor has a universally accepted, standardized, and reliable method of measuring passion been constructed. This study proposes a relatively new concept of passion as a general trait-like personality construct rather than the more widely accepted classification of passion as an attitude. This paper also introduces a newly developed instrument of measurement, the General Passion Scale (Gen-PS), seeking to measure passion as a personality trait. The purpose of the study is to a) illustrate that passion can be defined as a general personality trait, b)to validate the Gen-PS, and c) to assess whether the scale is an internally reliable metric of passion. This paper is evaluates the Gen-PS's construct validity using factor analytic methods and tests of reliability.