Within‑Person Relationships Among Daily Gratitude, Well‑Being, Stress, and Positive Experiences

John Nezlek , Izabela Krejtz , Marzena Rusanowska , Paweł Holas


Each day for 2 weeks, participants (N = 131, psychologically healthy adults residing in the community) described their daily well-being, how grateful they felt that day, and the events they experienced. Multilevel modeling analyses found that daily feelings of gratitude were positively related to well-being at the within-person level. The analyses also found that well-being varied as a joint function of daily gratitude and how stressful events were. Gratitude moderated relationships between stress and self-esteem, worry, depressogenic adjustment, and negative deactive affect (e.g., sad). The negative relationships between the stress of daily events and self-esteem and depressogenic adjustment were weaker on days when people felt more grateful than on days when they felt less grateful as were the positive relationships between stress and worry and negative deactive affect. The analyses also found that relationships between gratitude and worry, depressogenic adjustment, and negative deactive affect were stronger on days when daily events were less positive than on days when daily events were more positive. The possibility that feelings of gratitude can provide a context within which daily experience is evaluated is discussed.
Author John Nezlek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
John Nezlek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Izabela Krejtz (Wydział Psychologii)
Izabela Krejtz,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Marzena Rusanowska (USSH)
Marzena Rusanowska,,
- SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
, Paweł Holas (USSH)
Paweł Holas,,
- SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Journal seriesJournal of Happiness Studies, ISSN 1389-4978, e-ISSN 1573-7780, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.75
ASJC Classification3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10902-018-9979-x
Languageen angielski
John Nezlek_Daily Gratitude-Stress-PosEvent2019.pdf 668.92 KB
Additional file
Oświadczenie_afiliacja-JOHS-Grat-Stress-2019-Poznan-signed.pdf 110.59 KB
Oswiadczenie_IKrejtz_Within-person.pdf 384.61 KB
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.478; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.986 (2) - 2017=2.863 (5)
Citation count*22 (2021-04-12)
Share Share

Get link to the record

* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.
Are you sure?