The Current Situation and Countermeasures of Gratitude Education among College Students
Ya-nan Yu, Ya-jun Yu
Available Online December 2016.
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- Gratitude, Education, Situation, Countermeasures
- Due to gratitude-lacking, the morality landslide occurs frequently among college students. Thus, the purpose of this article is to learn current psychological situation of college students about their consciousness of gratitude, and to enhance the pertinence and effectiveness of moral education in colleges. We listed recent reports referring to the phenomenon of gratitude-lacking among college students and conducted researches in several universities and colleges. We investigated and analyzed the course of gratitude education in colleges and summarized its experiences and inadequacies by employing questionnaires and interviews. The result shows that the current situation of gratitude consciousness among college students can be summarized as follows: no gratitude towards parents, no gratitude towards teachers, lack of kindness and gratitude consciousness, and disrespect of life and neglect of social responsibility. There are 3 reasons account for the lack of gratitude education: the misconception of family education, insufficiency of gratitude education in colleges, and the misleading of social value orientation. We also discussed the countermeasures for gratitude education among college students: family should play a positive role; college gratitude education should be improved; and good social environment should be created.
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TY - CONF AU - Ya-nan Yu AU - Ya-jun Yu PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - The Current Situation and Countermeasures of Gratitude Education among College Students BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Seminar on Education Innovation and Economic Management (SEIEM 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 24 EP - 27 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/seiem-16.2016.6 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/seiem-16.2016.6 ID - Yu2016/12 ER -