Can health status and self-esteem predict gratitude in adult females?Current Research in Psychology
Date of this Version1-1-2016
Document TypeJournal Article
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AbstractGratitude is often considered a sub-sector of positive psychology. The aim of this study was to examine whether health status and self-esteem could predict gratitude scores in a sample of women. A non-clinical female sample (N = 200) completed self-reported measures online. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis was used to examine whether health status and self-esteem could significantly predict gratitude scores. Findings revealed that health status did not significantly predict gratitude scores in the sample of women in the current study. However, self-esteem was found to statistically predict gratitude scores, suggesting that women with low self-esteem levels were more likely to have lower gratitude scores, which is supported by previous research. The implications of this finding may benefit treatment programs, to increase self-esteem levels in individuals to achieve higher gratitude levels, resulting in various benefits for overall health and well-being.
Citation InformationPeta Stapleton, Jamaica Isles, Hannah Chatwin and Mahima Kalla. "Can health status and self-esteem predict gratitude in adult females?" Current Research in Psychology Vol. 6 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 31 - 45 ISSN: 1949-0178
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