A model of gratitude, psychological well-being, and academic engagement in college students
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vi, 49 pages
DepartmentTowson University. Department of Psychology
The goal of the present study was to test a model of gratitude, psychological well-being, and academic engagement in college students. Based on the broaden and build theory of positive emotions, this study suggested that the positive emotion of gratitude would build psychological well-being in students and, in turn, predict academic engagement. A total of 330 college students completed a measure of gratitude (GRAT-R), sub-scales of a psychological well-being measure (RYFF), and sub-scales of a measure of academic engagement (PALS). Results of this study did not support the hypotheses that gratitude and psychological well-being together would predict students’ reports of academic engagement. Limitations of this study and future directions are discussed.