| Published: June 25, 2016
An Analysis of Gratitude and Hope In Relation To Happiness
The present investigation studies the relationship between gratitude and hope and its contribution to happiness. Gratitude is a moral affect that contributes to an individual’s positive emotion and well being. Hope is a positive expectation from the future that motivates goal directed behavior. Happiness is a positive trait influenced by one’s cognition. The Adult Hope Scale (AHS) designed by C. R. Snyder, Gratitude Questionnaire (GQ-6) by Michael E. McCullough and the Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) developed by Sonja Lyubomirsky were administered to 80 women students randomly selected. The results indicate that there is a positive correlation between gratitude and hope, gratitude and happiness, hope and happiness.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2016 I S. Meherunissa
Received: April 20, 2016; Revision Received: May 02, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 04, Issue 7, April-June, 2017