Counting blessings in early adolescents: an experimental study of gratitude and subjective well-being.

@article{Froh2008CountingBI,
  title={Counting blessings in early adolescents: an experimental study of gratitude and subjective well-being.},
  author={J. Froh and William J. Sefick and Robert A Emmons},
  journal={Journal of school psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          213-33
        }
}
  • J. Froh, William J. Sefick, Robert A Emmons
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of school psychology
  • The development and manifestation of gratitude in youth is unclear. We examined the effects of a grateful outlook on subjective well-being and other outcomes of positive psychological functioning in 221 early adolescents. Eleven classes were randomly assigned to either a gratitude, hassles, or control condition. Results indicated that counting blessings was associated with enhanced self-reported gratitude, optimism, life satisfaction, and decreased negative affect. Feeling grateful in response… CONTINUE READING
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