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Title: Gratitude predicts psychological well-being above the Big Five facets
Authors: Wood, Alex M.
Joseph, Stephen
Maltby, John
First Published: Mar-2009
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Personality and Individual Differences, 2009, 46 (4), pp. 443-447.
Abstract: This study tests whether gratitude predicts psychological well-being above both the domains and facets of the five factor model. Participants (N = 201) completed the NEO PI-R measure of the 30 facets of the Big Five, the GQ-6 measure of trait gratitude, and the scales of psychological well-being. Gratitude had small correlations with autonomy (r = .17), and medium to large correlations with environmental mastery, personal growth, positive relationships, purpose in life, and self-acceptance (rs ranged from .28 to .61). After controlling for the 30 facets of the Big Five, gratitude explained a substantial amount of a unique variance in most aspects of psychological well-being (r equivalent = .14 to .25). Gratitude is concluded to be uniquely important to psychological well-being, beyond the effect of the Big Five facets.
ISSN: 0191-8869
Type: Article
Description: This paper was published as Personality and Individual Differences, 2009, 46 (4), pp. 443-447. It is available from Doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.11.012
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