Letters of Gratitude: Further Evidence for Author Benefits

  title={Letters of Gratitude: Further Evidence for Author Benefits},
  author={Steven M. Toepfer and Kelly E. Cichy and Patti Peters},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
This study examined the effects of writing letters of gratitude on three primary qualities of well-being; happiness (positive affect), life-satisfaction (cognitive evaluation), and depression (negative affect). Gratitude was also assessed. Participants included 219 men and women who wrote three letters of gratitude over a 3 week period. A two-way mixed method ANOVA with a between factor (writers vs. non-writers) and within subject factor (time of testing) analysis was conducted. Results… 

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