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Table 1 Contents of the gratitude intervention program

From: Effects of a gratitude intervention program on work engagement among Japanese workers: a protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

Elements Frequency, duration, and timing Main objectives Implementation method
Psychoeducation Frequency:
Five times per week
(Monday to Friday)
Duration:
One week
Timing: Week 1
1. To understand the expected effects of the program
2. To understand the program's overview and objectives
3. To understand the mechanism of feeling gratitude
4. To understand how to do gratitude lists in this program
5. To understand how to do behavioral expressions of gratitude in this program
Participants will be sent an e-mail with the attached e-learning movie (within 6 min) and a leaflet summarizing the content on a single sheet. Then, they will be asked to watch all movies by the next week
Gratitude lists Frequency:
Twice per week
(Monday and Wednesday)
Duration:
Three weeks
Timing: Week 2 to week 4
To enhance personal resources Participants will be asked to log in to a specific website containing gratitude lists to record what they feel grateful for when thinking about:
1. a supportive work environment
2. meaningful work
Behavioral expressions of gratitude Frequency:
At least once a week
(Friday)
Duration:
Three weeks
Timing: Week 2 to week 4
To enhance job resources Participants will be asked to send a grateful message using instant communication technology, such as e-mail and Facebook, to express their grateful feelings to members in the same organization