Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Gratitude Resentment and Appreciation Test-Short Form (GRAT-S)

 



Scale name: Gratitude Resentment and Appreciation Test-Short Form (GRAT-S)

Scale overview: The short form of the Gratitude Resentment and Appreciation Test (GRAT-S) is a self-report measure, which consists of 16 items assessing trait gratitude.

The original GRAT scale by Watkins et al. (2003) consisted of 44 items rated on a five-point scale of agreement. The 16-item short form (GRAT-S) was used by Watkins et al. (2017) in a study about joy and gratitude.

Response Type: The 16 items are rated on a 9-point scale of agreement from 1 = I strongly disagree to 9 = I strongly agree with the statement.

Sample Scale items

1. I couldn't have gotten where I am today without the help of many people.

6. I really don't think that I've gotten all the good things that I deserve in life. (Reverse score)

 

Reliability: Watkins et al. (2017) reported GRAT-S Cronbach’s alpha = .84.

Validity: The GRAT-S was positively correlated with the State Joy Scale and the Dispositional Joy Scale (Watkins et al., 2017).

 

Availability:

The short form was available this date from the Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. https://ggsc.berkeley.edu/images/uploads/Gratitude_Resentment_and_Appreciation_Scale.pdf

Trait Gratitude and Wholistic Assessment

As a personality trait, gratitude may be viewed as a facet of observable behavior patterns (O) in the SCOPES model. As measured on the GRAT-S, the trait appears to have attendant dimensions of cognition (C ) and emotion (E). See measures related to SCOPES in Creating Surveys (Sutton, 2021).

Cite this post

Sutton, G. W. (2022, November 29). Gratitude resentment and appreciation test short form GRAT-S). Assessment, Statistics, and Research. Retrieved from  https://statistics.suttong.com/2022/11/gratitude-resentment-and-appreciation.html

 

References

Sutton, G. W. (2021). Creating surveys: Second Edition: How to create and administer surveys, evaluate workshops & seminars, interpret and present results. Springfield, MO: Sunflower.   AMAZON   Paperback ISBN-13:  9798712780327     website

Watkins, P.C., Emmons, R. A., Greaves, M. R. & Bell, J. (2018) Joy is a distinct positive emotion: Assessment of joy and relationship to gratitude and well-being, The Journal of Positive Psychology, 13:5, 522-539, DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2017.1414298

Watkins, P. C., Woodward, K., Stone, T., & Kolts, R. (2003). Gratitude and happiness: Development of a measure of gratitude, and relationships with subjective well-being. Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 31, 431-452. DOI: 10.2224/sbp.2003.31.5.431

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