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Forgiveness Scale Rye 2001


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.

 Response Type Likert-type 5 options ranging from 1 (Strongly disagree) to 5 (Strongly Agree)

Subscales: 2 factors reported as 

AN = absence of negative responses and 

PP = presence of positive responses toward the wrongdoer.

Sample items

“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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 Scale Reference

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.

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