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| Published: March 31, 2021

Gratitude a Paradigm: Correlates of Wellbeing in Schools

Saumya Sharma

M. Sc. Human Development and Childhood Studies, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Vinita Bhargava

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.142/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.142

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Gratitude in its general connotation can be understood as appreciation for a favour or for simply any other thing, person or a phenomenon that a person may value in their life.  Gratitude has been looked at through several lenses and perspectives. It has strong spiritual and religious correlates. Cross-cultural evidence points to religious involvement. Neuroscience research indicates how gratitude and wellbeing intersect. Within the Child Development framework, developmental, cross cultural and well-being paradigms are the most researched. This paper attempts to provide an overview on gratitude and why should it be used as an intervention for increasing the well-being and positive health of students and teachers. Several studies have been done to establish the positive effects of practising gratitude and how it aids in positive well-being and upkeep.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.142/20210901

10.25215/0901.142

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021