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Cancer is a disease with a high incidence that pediatric patients need parents during treatment. The situation became a source of stress for parents. One way to deal with stress is to be grateful that the psychological wellbeing of the caregivers who accompany children with cancer is maintained. This study aims to determine the relationship between stress and psychological wellbeing with the moderation of gratitude in the parents of children with cancer in Aceh. This study used a quantitative approach, involving 14 participants at the shelter for children with cancer undergoing treatment in Banda Aceh aged 20–40 years. Participants were selected using the non-probability sampling method and the incidental sampling technique. Individual stress levels were measured using the Perceived Stress Scale, wellbeing using the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale, and gratitude using the Indonesian Grateful Scale. The data were analyzed using the Rank Spearman nonparametric test, showing no relationship between stress and psychological wellbeing, but there is a relationship between stress and gratitude and gratitude with psychological wellbeing. This result shows partially that gratitude has a relationship with stress and psychological wellbeing. It means that with gratitude, stress can be controlled and impacts the psychological wellbeing of parents accompanying children with cancer.


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Marty Mawarpury, Department of Psychology, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Aceh, Indonesia

Marty Mawarpury has been a member of the Psychology Department, Faculty of Medicine since 2008. She finished her doctoral degree from the Faculty of Psychology Universitas Gadjah Mada in 2017. Earlier, she obtained a Master of Psychology-Profession (M.Psi) with a concentration in clinical psychology, at Universitas Gadjah Mada. She has been working with mental health issues, and the areas of research are clinical psychology, mental health, management and health care systems. She can be contacted at

Diana Setya Ningsih, Department of Dentistry, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Aceh, Indonesia

Diana Setya Ningsih is a lecturer at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Syiah Kuala since 2008. She has a master degree in the basic science of dentistry (dental material) from Indonesia University, Jakarta. now I am completing my doctoral degree in dentistry at the Doctor of Mathematics Application of Science at  Universitas Syiah Kuala. Apart from being a lecturer, she is also a practitioner in dentistry and is very concerned about serving outside her knowledge.

Sri Rezeki, Department of Dentistry, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Aceh, Indonesia

Sri Rezeki is an alumni of Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta. She completed her specialist in oral medicine on January 8, 2010. Before completing her oral medicine specialist at Universitas Indonesia, she completed her dental study program in the Faculty of Dentistry at Universitas Sumatra Utara on June 11, 2005. Her research interest is in HIV/AIDS which can manifest in oral mucosa, including resistance to antifungal drugs which is the most problem in the treatment of fungal infection of the oral mucosa in HIV/AIDS patients. She has attended and presented papers on oral medicine topics at national and international conferences and also published her research in national and international journals. She can be contacted at

How to Cite
Mawarpury, M., Setya Ningsih, D., & Rezeki, S. (2023). The role of gratitude on stress and psychological wellbeing among parent of children with cancer in Aceh. INSPIRA: Indonesian Journal of Psychological Research, 4(1), 77-84.


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