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Gratitude, Hope and Humour: Their role in Happiness of Young Adults

Shikha

Assistant Professor, Pt. C. L. S. Govt. College, Karnal, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sandeep Singh

Professor, Applied Psychology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Taruna

Assistant Professor, Applied Psychology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.113.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.113

ABSTRACT

Every individual desires to be happy in life. Besides external situations the inner strengths of a person are found to play a key role in making life constantly happy and fulfilling. In the present study the strengths of gratitude, hope and humour have been studied to find out their role in happiness amongst college students of age group 18-24 years. These strengths have been measured by the Value in Action Inventory of Strengths (Peterson & Seligman, 2004). The three happiness orientations i.e., meaning, pleasure and engagement have been measured with the help of Orientation to Happiness Scale (Peterson, Park & Seligman, 2005). The data have been analysed by correlation and multiple regression analysis. All the three strengths were found to have significant positive correlation (ranging from 0.22 to 0.45) with each of the happiness orientations. The regression model indicated that gratitude, hope and humour significantly predicted each of the three happiness orientations. Individually, gratitude predicted pleasure and engagement, hope predicted meaning and engagement and humor predicted only pleasure orientation.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.113.20210904

10.25215/0904.113

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021