P05. Gratitude Interventions as an Effective Way to Improve College Student Well-Being


Gratitude interventions are simple, low-cost tools that can increase overall psychological well-being and decrease negative affect, stress, and anxiety. In this study, we compared the effects of gratitude journaling and gratitude reflection interventions to an activity-matched control group over two months and found both gratitude interventions significantly increased well-being and decreased negative affect. Our results suggest that colleges could teach students easy to implement gratitude interventions that can improve well-being, resilience, and persistence.

Poster Category: Research


Presenter(s): Andrew Downs, PhD, Katherine Tolcher (University of Portland); Madalyn Cauble, BA (Georgia State University)

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