Gratitude and Athletes’ Life Satisfaction: The Moderating Role of Mindfulness

Journal of Happiness Studies, Forthcoming

27 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2016

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Lung Hung Chen

National Taiwan Sport University

Chia‐Huei Wu

University of Leeds - Division of Management

Jen-Ho Chang

Academia Sinica

Date Written: August 18, 2016

Abstract

Life satisfaction is a critical index of well-being and is well documented in the literature as a means of protecting athletes from stress. However, minimal research has focused on the factors that contribute to life satisfaction in sports. Accordingly, we adopted the positive psychology perspective and proposed that gratitude would relate to athletes’ life satisfaction. Additionally, we further suggested that mindfulness would strengthen the relationship between gratitude and athletes’ life satisfaction. Athletes completed measurements, and the results, which indicated that athletes with higher levels of gratitude exhibited increased life satisfaction when they had higher levels of mindfulness, supported our expectations. The implications and applications are discussed in terms of mindfulness.

Suggested Citation

Chen, Lung Hung and Wu, Chia‐Huei and Chang, Jen-Ho, Gratitude and Athletes’ Life Satisfaction: The Moderating Role of Mindfulness (August 18, 2016). Journal of Happiness Studies, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2825900

Lung Hung Chen

National Taiwan Sport University ( email )

Chia‐Huei Wu

University of Leeds - Division of Management ( email )

United Kingdom

Jen-Ho Chang (Contact Author)

Academia Sinica ( email )

Nankang
Taipei, 11529
Taiwan

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