Year: 2014 Source: Journal of Research in Personality.(2013).47(5):539Ð546.doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2013.04.007 SIEC No: 20140163

Suicide is a problem of widespread concern and research into protective factors is needed. Meaning in life may be protective, but it is not directly modifiable. We examine gratitude and grit as two factors that synergistically buffer suicide through increased meaning in life. We find that grit and gratitude indirectly buffer suicide over time through increases in meaning in life. Gratitude and grit are modifiable and can be used as part of a therapeutic intervention.

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