Beyond politeness: the expression of gratitude in children and adolescents

@article{Freitas2011BeyondPT,
  title={Beyond politeness: the expression of gratitude in children and adolescents},
  author={L. Freitas and M. Pieta and J. Tudge},
  journal={Psicologia-reflexao E Critica},
  year={2011},
  volume={24},
  pages={757-764}
}
  • L. Freitas, M. Pieta, J. Tudge
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Psicologia-reflexao E Critica
  • We present results from a study about the expression of gratitude in children and adolescents. Four hundred and thirty children, aged 7 to 14 years old (58% female), answered the questions: "What is your greatest wish?" and "What would you do for the person who granted you this wish?" The responses to the second question were content-analyzed and coded into four types of gratitude: verbal, concrete, connective and finalistic. Subsequently we conducted a quantitative analysis regarding age by… CONTINUE READING
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