Gratitude and the Reduced Costs of Materialism in Adolescents

@article{Froh2011GratitudeAT,
  title={Gratitude and the Reduced Costs of Materialism in Adolescents},
  author={Jeffrey J. Froh and Robert A Emmons and Noel A. Card and Giacomo Bono and Jennifer A. Wilson},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={289-302}
}
Materialistic youth seem to be languishing while grateful youth seem to be flourishing. High school students (N = 1,035) completed measures of materialism, gratitude, academic functioning, envy, depression, life satisfaction, social integration, and absorption. Using structural equation modeling, we found that gratitude, controlling for materialism, uniquely predicts all outcomes considered: higher grade point average, life satisfaction, social integration, and absorption, as well as lower envy… 

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