The Development of Gratitude in Brazilian Children and Adolescents

@article{Palhares2018TheDO,
  title={The Development of Gratitude in Brazilian Children and Adolescents},
  author={Fernanda Palhares and L. Freitas and E. A. Merçon-Vargas and Jonathan R. H. Tudge},
  journal={Cross-Cultural Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={52},
  pages={31 - 43}
}
This study aimed to examine age-related changes in gratitude expression and spending preferences and the associations between children’s greatest wish and gratitude expression. Participants were 285 children of ages 7 to 14 (M = 10.87, SD = 2.27, 54% girls) from public and private schools in Porto Alegre, a large urban center of Brazil. We found that verbal gratitude was the most common type of gratitude expression. Older children were more likely to express verbal and less likely to express… Expand
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