Frustration Tolerance among Indian Youth: Exploring its relationship with Gratitude and Self Awareness

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Author(s): Kajal Tyagi and Kritika Rastogi

To cite this article: Tyagi, K., and Rastogi, K. (2022(. Frustration Tolerance among Indian Youth: Exploring its relationship with Gratitude and Self Awareness, Youth Voice Journal, ISSN (online): 2056-2969


Introduction: For any person, adulthood is a difficult era of life filled with uncontrollable frustrations. The move from adolescence to young adulthood has reverberation as it marks a shift from adolescent’s dependency to the chores and independence of young adulthood (Boll, 2017). Upon review, it was found that many researchers have established the effects of frustration, however, there is little research and evidence-based practice utilizing positive psychology interventions to target low frustration tolerance in youth. A vast body of research have established the positive consequences of gratitude and self awareness in one’s life. The present study aims to explore the relationship between gratitude, self awareness and frustration tolerance among young adults.

Methodology: Participants were selected through purposive sampling method. Data were collected from 167 young Indian adults (Females- 94, Males-73) aged 19-35 years. Participants completed the three inventories measuring the variables of interest using the online survey forms. Data were analyzed by the SPSS software using descriptive analysis, correlation coefficients, and linear regression.

Results: Findings show no significant relationship between gratitude and frustration tolerance (r= -0.071). However, there is a significant positive correlation of self awareness with frustration tolerance (r=0.271). The regression model showed that 7.3% of variance in frustration tolerance can be predicted by self awareness.

Conclusion: Thus, self-awareness can be viewed as one of the important factors that impact frustration tolerance. The findings are consistent with previous research that has shown that self-awareness has important effects on performance, and emotions. Future implications are discussed.

Keywords: frustration tolerance, low frustration tolerance, frustration in young adults self awareness, gratitude,

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