Effect of a Gratitude Program for Subjective Happiness, Dispositional Gratitude in Nursing Students

Ju-Eun, Hong, Myeongkyeong Song,

his study is quasi-experimental research with a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design to determine the effects of a gratitude program on gratitude disposition and subjective happiness in nursing students. 54 freshmen and sophomores majoring in nursing were randomly sampled into the experimental and control groups (N=27, each). The experimental group was provided with the six-session gratitude program developed by the researcher and 50 students were finally analyzed, with the exception of dropouts. The collected data were processed through repeated measures ANOVA using SPSS 2.0. In the experimental group, gratitude disposition and subjective happiness improved significantly after running the program and gratitude disposition persisted six months after the end of the program. In conclusion, this study has confirmed that a gratitude program positively affected gratitude disposition and subjective happiness in nursing students and is expected to provide useful data in making an intervention related to emotion management for nursing students.

Volume 12 | Issue 6

Pages: 465-473

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I6/S20201051