Being grateful is beyond good manners: Gratitude and motivation to contribute to society among early adolescents

@article{Froh2010BeingGI,
  title={Being grateful is beyond good manners: Gratitude and motivation to contribute to society among early adolescents},
  author={J. Froh and G. Bono and Robert A Emmons},
  journal={Motivation and Emotion},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={144-157}
}
  • J. Froh, G. Bono, Robert A Emmons
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Gratitude, a positive response to receiving a benefit, may contribute more to youth than just momentary happiness. It may ignite in youth a motivation for “upstream generativity” whereby its experience contributes to a desire to give back to their neighborhood, community, and world. We tested this notion by longitudinally examining early adolescents’ gratitude and their social integration, or motivation to use their strengths to help others and feel connected to others at a macro level. Middle… CONTINUE READING
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