Table 2

Descriptive statistics for baseline, daily experience sampling and endpoint variables
Full sample Harmoniously passionate Obsessively passionate
N Mean SD N Mean SD N Mean SD
Baseline characteristics
 Age 60 42.75 5.56 33 43.45 6.27 27 41.89 4.51
 Passion criteria/strength 60 5.84 .73 33 6.01 .66 27 5.62 .76
 Harmonious passion 60 5.28 .96 33 5.77 .60 27 4.67 .99
 Obsessive passion (log) 60 1.97 (.24) 1.11 (0.21) 33 1.43 (0.13) .49 (0.14) 27 2.62 (0.34) 1.31 (0.22)
Experience sampling
 Physical activity days
  Intensity - RPEa 455 14.61 2.17 248 14.22 1.99 207 15.08 2.29
  Time (minutes) 520 70.70 40.53 282 69.52 42.38 238 70.10 38.30
  HA Positive affectb 560 29.81 8.99 304 30.51 9.00 256 28.98 8.93
  LA Positive affectc 560 16.53 3.87 304 17.34 3.98 256 15.58 3.51
  HA Negative affect (freq) 560 12.29 (207) 3.98 304 12.47 (110) 4.36 256 12.07 (97) 3.46
  LA Negative affect (freq) 560 11.14 (232) 4.64 304 10.69 (106) 4.73 256 11.65 (126) 4.48
 Non-physical activity Days
  HA Positive affect 175 25.59 7.83 96 28.00 8.00 79 22.67 6.57
  LA Positive affect 175 14.10 4.09 96 14.94 4.22 79 13.09 3.71
  HA Negative affect (freq) 175 15.34 (118) 7.16 96 15.93 (64) 8.42 79 14.63 (54) 5.18
  LA Negative affect (freq) 175 12.60 (105) 5.11 96 12.63 (56) 5.47 79 12.57 (49) 4.67
 Across Days
  HA Positive affect across daysb 735 28.81 8.91 400 29.91 8.83 335 27.49 8.84
  LA Positive affect across daysc 735 15.96 4.06 400 16.76 4.16 335 14.99 3.71
  HA Negative affect across days 735 13.02 (325) 5.09 400 13.30 (174) 5.79 335 12.68 (151) 4.08
  LA Negative affect across days 735 11.49 (337) 4.80 400 11.16 (162) 4.98 335 11.87 (175) 4.54
Endpoint LTEQ 60 52.65 18.55 33 49.71 13.91 27 56.33 22.74
Endpoint Vitality 60 71.08 11.90 33 74.96 11.95 27 66.34 10.15

Note. SD = Standard Deviation; RPE = Rating of Perceived Exertion; HA = High Activation; LA = Low Activation; freq = Frequency of values in the “high” category (i.e., number of observations labeled as “high”, for instance for HA negative affect, 207 out of 560 responses were coded as high or “1”); LTEQ = Godin Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire.

aBoth RPE and Time showed skewed distributions even after accounting for the influence of outliers. The variables were left untransformed since no subsequent analyses for these variables are presented in this paper.

bICC (Intra-class correlation) of experience sampling HA positive affect: .66(PA days), .61 (across all days).

cICC (Intra-class correlation) of experience sampling LA positive affect: .51 (PA days), .48 (across all days).

Guérin et al.

Guérin et al. Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2013 3:4   doi:10.1186/2211-1522-3-4

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