|Appears in Collections:||Management, Work and Organisation Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Gratitude predicts psychological well-being above the Big Five facets|
|Authors:||Wood, Alex M|
Five factor model
Satisfaction with life
|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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