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040288 KU Psychology of Work and Labour (MA) (2020S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at



max. 52 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 07.07. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 14.07. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 21.07. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 28.07. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 04.08. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 11.08. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 18.08. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 25.08. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The main goal of this course is to achieve a common level of knowledge about passion related to work.


1- Introduction
History and Introduction
2- Theory
Dualistic Model of Passion
Identity and Passion at Work
A model for the Formation of Work Passion
Lay Theories of How Passion for Work is Achieved
3- The Determinants of Passion
The role of Autonomy Support in the Development of Passion
Predictors of Work Passion
Lecture, classroom discussion inspired by video clips and articles, and group presentation

Assessment and permitted materials

15 percent of the total grade will be participation-based (discussion questions that will be posted by students prior to each class). 25 percent of the total grade will be allocated to the presentation according to the presentation rubric. 60 percent of the grade is given to the weekly reflective journal as follows:
1- Summary of the lecture (200 -250 words)
2- Summary of the peer presentation (200-250 words)
3- Analysis of the presented video (200-250 words)
4- Integration of all the above-mentioned material according to students' point of view (250-300 words)
5- Indication of anything found of particular importance or interest that students' might like to focus on in more detail (optional, extra point)
6- Criticism (optional, extra point)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To pass the course student must collect half of the total points.

Examination topics

Due to the new situation caused by Covid-19, the mid-term and final exams will not take place.

Reading list

Vallerand, R. J., & Houlfort, N. (2019). Passion for work: theory, research, and applications. New York: Oxford University Press.
Online access to the book via u:access (you need to be logged in with your u:account): https://ubdata.univie.ac.at/AC15604606

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:08