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ERIC Number: EJ1155974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Alternative School Student Perceptions about Forgiveness
Edgar-Smith, Susan; Palmer, Ruth Baugher
Preventing School Failure, v61 n4 p259-267 2017
The investigative setting for this study was an alternative educational program that serves at-risk middle and secondary school students. The study evaluated students' conceptual understandings of forgiveness, their exercise of forgiveness in the face of perceived school-related transgressions, as well as the relationship between the two variables and student mental health and well-being. Overall, the students' cognitive grasp of forgiveness was found to be less sophisticated than was demonstrated by a similar sample of adults, indicating that the students, as a group of externalizing youth, struggled to use forgiveness to resolve relational conflicts. Specific factors that may foster forgiveness in habitually aggressive youth are presented along with recommendations for interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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