Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.1136
Title: The relationship between gratitude and loneliness: The potential benefits of gratitude for promoting social bonds
Authors: Caputo, Andrea
Issue Date: 29-May-2015
Publisher: PsychOpen
Abstract: This paper explores the potential role of gratitude on the reduction of loneliness feelings, even controlling for several variables related to social desirability, well-being (subjective happiness and life satisfaction) and socio-demographic characteristics. Through a web-based survey a convenience sample of 197 participants completed an online questionnaire including these measures. Correlation analyses and four-step hierarchical multiple regression analyses were conducted. The results show a negative correlation between gratitude and loneliness; specifically, gratitude succeeds in accounting for up to almost one-fifth of the total variability of loneliness even controlling for further variables. Being female, not having a stable and consolidated relationship and not participating in the labor force represent some risk factors affecting loneliness which should be taken into account in further research.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/944
http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.1136
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