Impact of Gratitude on Mental Health of Adults: Mediating Role of Prosocial Behavior


  • Zain ul Islam Riphah International University, Faisalabad
  • Maria Anwar Khan Bahauddin Zakriya University, Multan
  • Aiman Farooq Government College University, Faisalabad.
  • Saira Aslam Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan.



Gratitude, mental health, prosocial behavior, adults, Punjab


The present study aimed to examine the mediating
influence of prosocial behavior between gratitude and
mental health among adults. Sample size was justified
from A-priori sample size calculator for structural
equation modeling (Soper, 2021). The sample comprised
of 420 adults who were purposefully selected with an age
range of 18-26 years. Data were collected from major
cities of Punjab (Lahore, Multan and Faisalabad) through
online google form survey. Three questionnaires were
employed; The Gratitude Questionnaire-GQ-6
(McCullough, 2013), depression and anxiety subscales
from Mental Health Inventory-MHI-18 (Veit & Ware,
1983) and Prosocial Tendencies Measures-PTM (Carlo
& Randal, 2002). After collecting the data for desired
sample size, results were analyzed through SPSS (24.0),
which revealed that there was a significant correlation
between gratitude, prosocial behavior, and mental health
among adults. Moreover, the results also found that there
is a significant impact of gratitude on mental health
through mediation of prosocial behavior among adults.
This study will be helpful for adults, students, and
consultants to recognize the precipitating and
perpetuating factors to improve their mental health.




How to Cite

Islam, Z. ul, Khan, M. A., Farooq, A., & Aslam, S. (2022). Impact of Gratitude on Mental Health of Adults: Mediating Role of Prosocial Behavior. Pakistan Journal of Applied Psychology (PJAP), 1(1), 40–46.