Gratitude as a Variable of Mediation between Parental Support and Self-Esteem in Adolescence

Sara Alfieri*, Semira Tagliabue, Elena Marta, Giovanni Umberto Aresi, Margherita Lanz, Maura Pozzi

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Despite there has been a growing interest in the study of gratitude, few studies have investigated which factors support and promote it; notably, no study has yet addressed ways in which parents could promote gratitude in their children. The present study aims to investigate the relation between parental emotional support and self-esteem through the mediation of gratitude. The analyses have been conducted considering both the maternal and the paternal roles. To that end, an explorative model has been proposed of these relations. A self-report questionnaire was administered to 279 15–19 year-old adolescents (M = 16.83, SD = .85) living in Northern Italy. Findings show that (a) the mother’s emotional support, but not the father’s, sustains gratitude, and (b) gratitude completely mediates the relation between maternal emotional support and self-esteem. Limitations and research implications are discussed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-8
Numero di pagine8
RivistaJournal of Child and Family Studies
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018


  • Adolescence
  • Emotional support
  • Family relations
  • Gratitude
  • Parental role
  • Self-esteem


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