On Friday 20th October, the Jubilee Centre published a new research report titled, Gratitude and Related Character Virtues. The project examined both theoretically and empirically, how gratitude relates to other virtues.
The research took the form of a school-based intervention study focussed on promoting either gratitude or compassion over a five-week period which was aimed at 11-13 year olds. Two teacher handbooks were created with the aim of promoting the virtues of gratitude and compassion.
The research project broke new ground in its ambitions and scope. The theoretical significance of the project lies in the valuable work carried out in thinking through the design and form of an intervention study to examine the mutual interrelationship of virtues. This model could be adapted for studying other potentially reinforcing strengths of character.
You can download the full report here.