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The impact a gratitude app has on students’ happiness and sleep quality in the Covid pandemic

Braun, L.F. (2021) The impact a gratitude app has on students’ happiness and sleep quality in the Covid pandemic.

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Abstract:The Covid-19 pandemic had a strong influence on students happiness as well as sleep quality. Previous studies showed that practising gratitude can be effective for students to improve multiple aspects of their well-being. The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact a three-week intervention with a gratitude app has on students’ happiness and sleep quality in times of the covid pandemic. Moreover, the students’ satisfaction with the app was measured. Students filled out one questionnaire in the beginning and then used an app for three weeks, five days a week. The app provided exercises intending to increase students’ gratitude. Afterwards, the participants were asked to fill out a second questionnaire. The analysis showed non-significant results concerning the gratitude intervention increasing gratitude, happiness, and sleep quality. The satisfaction with the app is moderate to highly positive in general, but students made some remarks on how to improve the app in the future. The findings indicate no improvements in gratitude, happiness, and sleep quality after using the app. Nevertheless, next to some suggestions for improvement, students stated to enjoy using the app overall.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/86588
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