Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

An Analysis of Gratitude and Hope In Relation To Happiness

S. Meherunissa

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, JBAS College for Women, Chennai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.027/20160476

DOI: 10.25215/0476.027


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.

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 7, April-June, 2017