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Title: The Association Between Gratitude and Depression: A Meta-Analysis
Contributor(s): Iodice, Jo (creator); Malouff, John  (supervisor); Schutte, Nicola  (supervisor)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020-11-30
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.25952/5fd2fa542f5c3Open Access Link
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Abstract/Context: This is the meta-analysis data set for the following manuscript: This meta-analysis evaluated the association between gratitude and depression. The study synthesized the association in 70 reported effect sizes from 62 published and unpublished articles, involving a total of 26,427 child, adolescent, and adult participants. The studies were completed by different research teams, using different samples, different measures, and various correlational research designs. The results showed a significant association between gratitude and depression, r = -.39 [95% confidence intervals - .44, - .34], indicating that individuals who experience more gratitude have lower levels of depression. The results did not vary significantly with the measure of gratitude or depression used, whether the study was longitudinal or cross-sectional, the age of participants or the percentage of female participants, suggesting a robust connection between higher levels of gratitude with lower levels of depression. The findings provide a reason to explore the effects of gratitude-focused interventions as a method to alleviate depression and to prevent the development of depression.
Publication Type: Dataset
Fields of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
520303 Counselling psychology
520304 Health psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 920209 Mental Health Services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200305 Mental health services
Keywords: Depression
HERDC Category Description: X Dataset
Project: The Association between Gratitude and Depression: A Meta-Analysis
Dataset Managed By: John Malouff
Rights Holder: John Malouff
Dataset Stored at: University of New England, Australia
Primary Contact Details: John Malouff -
Dataset Custodian Details: John Malouff -
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