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ERIC Number: EJ1180755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0119-5646
The Relations among Family Functioning, Class Environment, and Gratitude in Chinese Elementary School Students
Bai, Yu; Jin, Leili
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, v25 n3 p433-439 Jun 2016
Gratitude is a key construct in positive psychology. Previous studies seldom examined the salient contextual correlates of gratitude in early adolescence in non-Western society. This study examined the relations among family functioning, class environment, and gratitude in a sample of 202 Chinese elementary school students. The results showed that family cohesion was positively correlated with gratitude toward parents, helpers, and adversity. Family adaptability had a positive correlation with gratitude toward life and a sense of abundance in life. Meanwhile, relationships with classmates were significantly and positively correlated with gratitude toward helpers, adversity, and life, whereas learning burden was negatively correlated with a sense of abundance in life. The theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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