The Gratitude Questionnaire (GQ-6).


The gratitude questionnaire is, in this instance, a 6 item questionnaire involving how individuals experience gratitude in their daily life.

Items are scored on a 1-7 scale, with the total scale score calculated as a sum of the items.

Some items are reversed. For example, a score of 1 would become a score of 7.

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McCullough, M. E., Emmons, R. A., & Tsang, J. (2002). The grateful disposition: A conceptual and empirical topography. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 112-127.

Gray, S. A., Emmons, R. A., & Morrison, A. (2001 August). Distinguishing gratitude from indebtedness in affect and action tendencies. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

McCullough, M. E., Tsang, J., & Emmons, R. A. (2002). Gratitude in intermediate affective terrain: Links of grateful moods to individual differences and daily emotional experience. Manuscript submitted for publication.

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