HomeEducational Measurement and Evaluation Reviewvol. 4 no. 1 (2013)

A Path Analysis of Inspiration, Purpose in Life, Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being among Filipino Workforce

Ricardo C. Lo | Gabriel Ngombedua Makundu

Discipline: Psychology



The relationship among inspiration and subjective well-being as mediated by purpose in life and gratitude has been postulated (Thrash & Elliot, 2010). In the present study, a sample of 254 Filipino employees was used to verify whether some types of inspiration influence purpose in life and gratitude. Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS), Inspiration Scale (IS), Purpose in Life Scale (PLS), and the Gratitude Questionnaire with Six Items (GQSI) were used to respectively assess subjective well-being, inspiration, purpose in life, and gratitude. The results of path analysis showed that purpose in life mediated the relationship under investigation but contrary to Thrash and Elliot’s (2010) theory, gratitude did not.