Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award


Document Type




Degree Name

Master of Science

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

David Mosher

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Cherisse Flanagan

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

David McAnulty


Aspects of positive psychology, such as gratitude, have been widely studied to show improvements in one’s overall perception of their well-being. Similarly, religion/spirituality is a common avenue that is sought to find peace and comfort during difficult circumstances in the hope of increasing their subjective well-being and perceived meaning in life. This study seeks to explore if gratitude to God could affect one’s spiritual well-being in a similar fashion to how gratitude may improve other aspects of an individual’s well-being. Particularly, this study explores if divine gratitude mediates the relationship between spiritual well-being and attachment to God. Although most initial predictions were supported, the mediation analysis was not founded by the research in this study. Nonetheless, novel connections were discovered between how gratitude, well-being, and religion/spirituality interconnect with one another in ways that are beneficial for to know for researchers and clinicians alike. Implication of the findings, limitations, and future directions are discussed.

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