Measuring gratitude: The preliminary development of the Indonesian Gratitude Scale


  • Ratih Arruum Listiyandini Faculty of Psychology, Universitas YARSI, Indonesia
  • Andhita Nathania Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Dessy Syahniar Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Lidwina Sonia Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Rima Nadya Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia


gratitude scale, assessment


Feeling grateful has emotional and interpersonal advantages. When looking at suffering as something positive, person will be able to increase the ability of new coping. Development of gratitude measurement scale expected to help research, assessment, or interventions related gratitude in Indonesia population. Using non-probability accidental sampling, subjects in this research was 264 Indonesia people composed of 90 men (34%) and 174 women (66%), with age range of 20 to 75 years. Based on psychometric testing which is done through internal consistency and construct validity test, Indonesia gratitude scale seems has good reliability and validity. The scale can measure the construct consistently, can distinguish individuals with high and low gratitude, and valid to measure the gratitude construct through three factors, namely the sense of appreciation, positive feelings, and expression of gratitude. Having good psychometric standards, Indonesia gratitude scale version presented in this study can already be used to measure the gratitude in the context of research and clinical interventions in Indonesia population.


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Listiyandini, R. A., Nathania, A., Syahniar, D., Sonia, L., & Nadya, R. (2015). Measuring gratitude: The preliminary development of the Indonesian Gratitude Scale. Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat, 2(2), 473–496.



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