Vol 5 No 2 (2018)
Articles

The Effect of Gratitude Training Program on the Gratitude Levels of University Students

Ayşe Eliüşük-bülbül
Konya Necmettin Erbakan University, Guidance and counseling department
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Keywords
  • Gratitude,
  • Gratitude training,
  • Program,
  • Gratitude education.

Abstract

In this research, the effect of gratitude training program on the gratitude levels of university students was examined. The sample group of the research consisted of 34 students studying at the Konya Necmettin Erbakan University Ereğli Faculty of Education Guidance and Psychological Counseling Department. The Gratitude Questionnaire (GQ) developed by McCullough et al. (2002) and adapted to Turkish by Yüksel and Oğuz (2012) was used for gathering the data. The scale was applied 3 times; before and after the application and 2 months after the application. A 6-week gratitude training program was applied to the experimental group. Nothing was applied to the control group. The data was generated using the SPSS program. Mann-Whitney U test and Wilcoxon test were used in the analysis of the data. Significant differences were found in the level of gratitude of the individuals as a result of the practice.

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