Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

6 p.

Publication Date

1-2002

Publisher

Springer

Source Publication

Pastoral Psychology

Source ISSN

0031-2789

Abstract

Religious faith and beliefs appear to play an important role in the lives of many individuals and are the topic of much research. The present study investigated the relationship between religious faith and forgiveness in a sample (n = 196) of college students. Students were asked to complete the Heartland Forgiveness Scale and the Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire. Analyses of scores on both measures revealed a positive, significant correlation between these constructs, suggesting that there is a meaningful relationship between religious faith and the tendency to forgive. Implications and directions for further research are discussed.

Comments

Accepted version. Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 50, No. 3 (January 2002), 147-152. DOI. © Springer 2002. Used with permission.

Lisa Edwards was affiliated with the University of Kansas at the time of publication.

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