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dc.contributor.authorCavalcanti, Thiago Medeirosen
dc.contributor.authorde Holanda Coelho, Gabriel Linsen
dc.contributor.authorRezende, Alessandro Teixeiraen
dc.contributor.authorVione, Katia Correaen
dc.contributor.authorGouveia, Valdiney Velosoen
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-27T15:05:50Z
dc.date.available2018-07-27T15:05:50Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-22
dc.identifier.citationCavalcanti, T. M. et al (2018) 'Decisional and Emotional Forgiveness Scales: Psychometric Validity and Correlates with Personality and Vengeance' Applied Research in Quality of Life, DOI: 10.1007/s11482-018-9653-9en
dc.identifier.issn18712584
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11482-018-9653-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622844
dc.description.abstractForgiveness is an internal process to overcome negative aspects (e.g., anger, bitterness, resentment) towards an offender, being associated to a range of variables (e.g., well-being, quality of loving relationships, resilience). Forgiveness can happen through two different types: (1) decisional, which is a behavioural modification to reduce direct hostility; and (2) emotional, which is a transformation of negative emotions into positive. The current research aimed to gather psychometric evidences for the Decisional Forgiveness Scale (DFS) and the Emotional Forgiveness Scale (EFS), using a Brazilian sample. Two studies were conducted. In Study 1 (n = 181), the bifactorial structures were replicated, also providing satisfactory reliability levels. Through Item Response Theory, results indicated good discrimination, difficulty levels, and considerable information to all the items from both measures. In Study 2 (n = 220), confirmatory factor analyses confirmed their structure, presenting good model fit. The measures were also invariant regarding participants’ gender. Finally, the measures presented significant results when correlated to personality and vengeance. In sum, the instruments demonstrated satisfactory psychometric properties, evidencing the possibility of their use in the respective context.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors acknowledge financial support from the CAPES Foundation (Brazil, http://www.capes.gov.br/) for the Ph.D. scholarship to the second author. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11482-018-9653-9en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Applied Research in Quality of Lifeen
dc.subjectForgivenessen
dc.subjectValidationen
dc.subjectEmotionsen
dc.titleDecisional and emotional forgiveness scales: Psychometric validity and correlates with personality and vengeance.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn18712576
dc.contributor.departmentFederal University of Paraibaen
dc.contributor.departmentCardiff Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalApplied Research in Quality of Lifeen
html.description.abstractForgiveness is an internal process to overcome negative aspects (e.g., anger, bitterness, resentment) towards an offender, being associated to a range of variables (e.g., well-being, quality of loving relationships, resilience). Forgiveness can happen through two different types: (1) decisional, which is a behavioural modification to reduce direct hostility; and (2) emotional, which is a transformation of negative emotions into positive. The current research aimed to gather psychometric evidences for the Decisional Forgiveness Scale (DFS) and the Emotional Forgiveness Scale (EFS), using a Brazilian sample. Two studies were conducted. In Study 1 (n = 181), the bifactorial structures were replicated, also providing satisfactory reliability levels. Through Item Response Theory, results indicated good discrimination, difficulty levels, and considerable information to all the items from both measures. In Study 2 (n = 220), confirmatory factor analyses confirmed their structure, presenting good model fit. The measures were also invariant regarding participants’ gender. Finally, the measures presented significant results when correlated to personality and vengeance. In sum, the instruments demonstrated satisfactory psychometric properties, evidencing the possibility of their use in the respective context.


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