Validation of the gratitude questionnaire (GQ) in Taiwanese undergraduate students

Lung Hung Chen, Mei Yen Chen*, Ying Hwa Kee, Ying Mei Tsai


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The aim of this study was to translate and validate the Gratitude Questionnaire (GQ; McCullough et al. 2002) using Taiwanese undergraduate students. A total of 608 college students (Mage = 20.19, SD = 2.08) were recruited for the current study and they completed the GQ, optimism, happiness, and big five personality questionnaires. Confirmation factor analysis indicated that a five item model was a better fit than the original six item model. Cross-validation also supported the modified Chinese version of the GQ. In addition, the Chinese version of the GQ was, as expected, positively correlated with optimism, happiness, agreeableness, and extraversion, which supported its construct validity. The Cronbach's α was .80 for the Chinese version of the GQ, indicating satisfactory validity and reliability in a Taiwanese student sample. It was concluded that the Chinese version of the GQ would be useful for assessing individual differences in dispositional gratitude.

頁(從 - 到)655-664
期刊Journal of Happiness Studies
出版狀態已發佈 - 2009 十二月

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  • 社會科學(雜項)


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