Relationship of Gratitude with Boredom and Daily Hassles

Author: Maria Rashid

Supervisor: Dr. Naumana Amjad

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2007-2009

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The current research investigates the relationship between gratitude, boredom and daily hassles among students. The sample consisted of 100 students (male= 44, female= 56). The data was collected from various departments of Punjab University New Campus Lahore. Three indigenous rating scales were used to obtain scores on gratitude, boredom and daily hassles. The final results were obtained by running Pearson product moment correlation analyses for gratitude and boredom, gratitude and daily hassles & boredom and daily hassles respectively showed that there was significant negative correlation between gratitude and boredom, where as no significant relationship was found between gratitude and boredom. However value for boredom and daily hassles showed significant positive correlation. Additional analysis of Independent sample t- test was used to investigate gender differences among the three variables. There were no significant gender differences among gratitude, boredom and daily hassles also did not reveal any significant gender differences.

Keywords: Gratitude, Boredom, Daily Hassles, Gender Differences

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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