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Title: The Relationship between Gratitude, Wellbeing, Spirituality, and Experiencing Meaningful Work
Contributor(s): Loi, Natasha M  (author)orcid ; Ng, Di Helen (author)
Publication Date: 2021-05-18
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.3390/psych3020009
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Abstract: Poor mental wellbeing not only affects an individual and their family, but it also affects the workplace and the society as a whole. Consequently, it is crucial to investigate approaches that can promote a positive mindset in order to enhance wellbeing. This study aimed to explore the association between gratitude, wellbeing, spirituality, and experiencing meaningful work. A sample of 197 participants (69.5% female) completed measures of gratitude, experiencing meaningful work, spirituality, and several wellbeing indices. Gratitude was significantly positively associated with happiness, life satisfaction, flourishing, positive affect, spirituality, and experiencing meaningful work. A mediation analysis revealed that the relationship between wellbeing and experiencing meaningful work was partially mediated by gratitude. Additionally, spirituality did not moderate the relationship between gratitude and experiencing meaningful work. Overall, the findings indicate that fostering a grateful mindset could enhance wellbeing and work engagement, which in turn could lead to the experience of meaningful work.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Psych, 3(2), p. 85-95
Publisher: MDPI AG
Place of Publication: Switzerland
ISSN: 2624-8611
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520505 Social psychology
520104 Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
529999 Other psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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