Gratitude and its measurement – the Polish adaptation of the Grat – R Questionnaire
Katarzyna Tomaszek, Agnieszka Lasota
Rocznik: 2018 Tom: 24 Numer: 2
The purpose of the article is to present the results of the Polish adaptation of the Gratitude Resentment and Appreciation Test (Revised GRAT), published by P.C. Watkins, K. Woodward, T. Stone & R.L. Kolts. This tool is meant for the measurement of an individual disposition of gratitude. In literature, the concept of gratitude is vague. A shallow, although very common definition explains the concept as experiencing positive emotional states caused by receiving good from others. A broader picture, in accordance with the philosophy of the original authors, is treating gratitude as a certain disposition, general trait, encompassing not only the interpersonal context (gratitude towards the giver), but also the transpersonal and existential contexts, such as appreciation for the beauty of nature or the simple joys of everyday life. Because of a lack of Polish sources defining gratitude as such a complex construct, it seems appropriate to choose adaptations.