Can health status and self-esteem predict gratitude in adult females?

Peta Berenice Stapleton, Jamaica Isles, Hannah Chatwin, Mahima Kalla

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Abstract

Gratitude 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalCurrent Research in Psychology
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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