Scale name: Forgiveness Scale
Scales overview This is a 15-item revision of an earlier version measuring how participants respond to wrongdoing.
Authors: Mark S. Rye et al (2001) See below.
Subscales: 2 factors reported as
AN = absence of negative responses and
PP = presence of positive responses toward the wrongdoer.
“I spend time thinking about ways to get back at the person who wronged me”
“If I encountered the person who wronged me I would feel at peace.”
Cronbach alphas: AN =.86, PP = .85
Test retest: AN =.76, PP = .80
Validity (see validity)
Significant positive correlations with the Forgiveness Likelihood Scale, Enright Forgiveness Inventory, and a Single Item Forgiveness rating.
Availability: See the appendix in the article below (Rye et al., 2001).
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Rye, M. S., Loiacono, D. M., Folck, C. D., Olszewski, B. T., Heim, T. A., & Madia, B. P. (2001). Evaluation of the psychometric properties of two forgiveness scales. Current Psychology: A Journal for Diverse Perspectives on Diverse Psychological Issues, 20(3), 260–277. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-001-1011-6
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