J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2016 Mar;25(1):28-36. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2016.25.1.28.

Trait Anger, Anger Expression, Positive Thinking and Gratitude in College Students

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  • 1College of Nursing, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. jwh917@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was conducted to investigate the relationships among trait anger, anger expression, positive thinking, and gratitude in college students.
METHODS
The participants were 370 college students recruited from two universities in P and D cities. Data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients, and hierarchical regression analysis with the SPSS/WIN 20.0 program.
RESULTS
There were significant differences in trait anger and anger-in according to religion and college majors. Moreover, anger-control differed according to college majors. There were significant correlations among trait anger, anger expression, positive thinking, and gratitude. Positive thinking was a significant factor of trait anger explaining 17.0% of the variances. Positive thinking and gratitude were significant factors of anger-control explaining 12.0% of the variances.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study suggest that there is a need for strategies to decrease trait anger and promote anger-control by enhancing positive thinking and gratitude in college students.

Keyword

Anger; Positive thinking; Gratitude; College student
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