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Gratitude and athletes’ life satisfaction: a intra-individual analysis on the moderation of ambivalence over emotional expression

Chen, Lung Hung and Wu, Chia-Huei and Chen, Shouming (2015) Gratitude and athletes’ life satisfaction: a intra-individual analysis on the moderation of ambivalence over emotional expression. Social Indicators Research, 123 (1). pp. 227-239. ISSN 0303-8300

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s11205-014-0737-0

Abstract

Research on gratitude usually focus on how trait gratitude can contribute to higher subjective well-being, but rarely focus on the role of state gratitude in shaping one’s subjective well-being at a given moment. Focusing on intra-individual differences, the first aim of this study is to examine whether state gratitude will contribute to higher state life satisfaction. Nevertheless, state gratitude may not always contribute to higher state life satisfaction. The second aim of this study is to determinate that when ambivalence over emotional expression in a given moment becomes higher, the association between state gratitude and state life satisfaction will become weaker. Twenty-nine elite student athletes were recruited and completed weekly questionnaires measuring gratitude, life satisfaction, and ambivalence over emotional expression across 10 weeks. Results of hierarchical linear modeling support hypotheses, showing that weekly gratitude positively predicted weekly life satisfaction, but this association was weaker when weekly ambivalence over emotional expression was higher than lower. Contributions to gratitude studies are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/journal/11205
Additional Information: © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Management
Research centres and groups > Organisational Behaviour Group
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2014 08:56
Last Modified: 06 May 2016 08:08
Projects: 100-2410-H-179 -007, 101-2410-H-179-003, 102-2410-H-179-003
Funders: Ministry of Education, Taiwan, National Science Council, National Taiwan Sport University, Taiwan
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59622

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