A daily diary study of relationships between feelings of gratitude and well-being
John B. Nezlek , David B. Newman , Todd M. Thrash
AbstractMuch of the research on relationships between gratitude and well-being has concerned between-person level relationships, and this research suggests that increasing people’s feelings of gratitude can increase their well-being. To complement this research, we examined such relationships at the within-person level. Participants (N = 130) in the present study described their well-being and how grateful they felt each day for two weeks. MLM analyses found that at the within-person level, daily feelings of gratitude and hedonic and eudaimonic well-being were positively related. Lagged analyses found that feelings of gratitude on one day were positively related to hedonic (but not eudaimonic) well-being on the next day, and well-being on one day was not related to gratitude on the next day. These results complement existing research and suggest that causal relationships between gratitude and well-being may vary as a function of whether gratitude is measured in more affective or cognitive terms.
|Journal series||Journal of Positive Psychology, ISSN 1743-9760, (A 35 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Gratitude, diary study, well-being, multilevel modeling, causal relationships|
|Publication indicators||: 2017 = 1.374; : 2017 = 2.594 (2) - 2017=3.219 (5)|
|Citation count*||46 (2021-02-24)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.