Expressions of Gratitude in Children and Adolescents

  title={Expressions of Gratitude in Children and Adolescents},
  author={D. Wang and Y. C. Wang and Jonathan R. H. Tudge},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  pages={1039 - 1058}
  • D. Wang, Y. C. Wang, Jonathan R. H. Tudge
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Gratitude is a socially desirable virtue that is related to well-being at both personal and societal levels. The present study took a developmental perspective to examine changes with age in types of wishes and gratitude in two societies. The samples consisted of 357 children, aged 7 to 14 years, from a medium-sized city in the southeast United States, and 334 children from a metropolitan area in southern China. Results showed that the expression of connective gratitude, which is considered the… CONTINUE READING
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