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Title: Gratitude predicts psychological well-being above the Big Five facets
Authors: Wood, Alex M
Joseph, Stephen
Maltby, John
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Keywords: Gratitude
Psychological well-being
Positive psychology
Big Five
Five factor model
Satisfaction with life
Issue Date: Mar-2009
Publisher: Elsevier for the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences
Citation: Wood AM, Joseph S & Maltby J (2009) Gratitude predicts psychological well-being above the Big Five facets, Personality and Individual Differences, 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.
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Affiliation: Socio-Management
University of Nottingham
University of Leicester

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