- Participants in a gratitude training and controls, Poland, 2013
- Survey name:
- Unnamed study
- N = 58
- Non Response:
Each day for 2 weeks respondents reported daily events and measures of well-being. The daily events were reported in 1 of 10 categories (interpersonal, family, partnership and marriage, health and physical symptoms, hobby, work and duties, moral and values, evereday life, contacts with administration, and financial). Each event was rated in terms of stressfullness, positivity, importance, and mindfullness on a 7-point response scale anchored rated from 1=not at all to 7=very much.
- Authors's label
- Gratitude exercise
- Our Classification
- 1: TREATMENT: Direct question asked each day during 2 weeks: "There are many things in our lives, both large and small, that we might be grateful about. Think back over the day and write down on the lines below all that you were grateful today."
Participants could describe up to 6 things for which they were grateful.
0 CONTROL Recorded daily affects like the treated group, but did not do the gratitude exercise
Observed Relation with Happiness
- Positive affect: d = +.19 (s?)
- Negative affect: d = +.02 (ns)
Hence non-significant positive effect on Affect Balance.
- Positive affect: Beta= +.58 (01)
- Negative affect: Beta= -.44 (01)
Hence significant positive effect on Affect Balance
Cross-lagged analysis does not shown a causal effect of gratitude on happiness, but rather from happines on gratitude
The study distinguished betweem 'active' and 'deactive' positive and negative affect and found only active positive effect significant (05). The above coefficient for total PA and NA were computed by the WDH team.