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The Effectiveness of Emmons Gratitude Practice on the Quality of Life and Mental Health
حسن آذرگون1, محمدباقر کجباف2, امیر قمرانی
1- استاد، گروه روان‌شناسی، دانشکده روا‌ن‌شناسی و علوم تربیتی، دانشگاه اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
2- استادیار، گروه کودکان با نیازهای خاص، دانشکده روا‌ن‌شناسی و علوم تربیتی، دانشگاه اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
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Aim and Background: Gratitude is one of positive features of personality that has attracted many psychologists in recent years. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Emmons gratitude practice on the quality of life and mental health. Methods and Materials: This was a semi-experimental study with pretest, posttest, and follow-up design, and with the experimental and control groups. 20 young couples in Nishabur City, Iran, were selected using convenience sampling method, and were randomly divided into 2 groups. The experimental group received gratitude training based on the Emmons method for 9 sessions. Data were analyzed using analysis of covariance test via SPSS software. Findings: After the intervention, there were significant differences between the mean scores of quality of life and mental health between the groups, after the adjustment of the pretest (P < 0.050); the experimental group showed higher mental health and quality of life, after receiving Emmons gratitude intervention. Conclusions: It can be stated that Emmons gratitude practice increases quality of life and mental health by increasing the positive characteristics of couples, overall positive orientation, positive cognitive processes, and positive emotional functioning.
Keywords: Gift giving, Quality of life, Mental health
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2020/02/8 | Accepted: 2018/04/15 | Published: 2018/04/15


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