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Differentiated Process Scale of Self-forgiveness

 


Assessment name:  Differentiated Process Scale of Self-forgiveness

Scale overview: The Differentiated Process Scale of Self-forgiveness (DPSSF; Woodyatt & Wenzel, 2013) assesses three dimensions of self-forgiveness: Genuine self-forgiveness(GSF), pseudo-self-forgiveness (PSF), self-punishment (SP).

 

Authors: Lydia Woodyatt and Michael Wenzel

 

Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement from 0 = Do not Agree at all, 3 = Neutral, and 6 = Strongly Agree.

Scale items

There are a total of 20 items divided among the three subscales as follows: GSF 1-7, SP 8-14, PSF 15-20.

Psychometric properties

Woodyatt and Wenzel (2013) reported adequate Cronbach’s alpha levels and positive correlations with empathy and self-esteem. Griffin (2016) reported strong internal consistency (alpha) values (GSF, 0.91; PSF, 0.80; SP 0.82). Griffin (2016) also reported significant positive correlations between the GSF and his Decisional Affirmation of Values scale, but only SP was significantly related (inverse) to Griffin’s Emotional Restoration of Esteem factor.

 

Availability:

The DPSSF is available in Woodyatt & Wenzel (2013).

Reference for the scale

Woodyatt, L. & Wenzel, M. (2013). Self-forgiveness and restoration of an offender following an interpersonal transgression. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 32, 225-259.

 

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