ERIC Number: EJ698329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
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Intervention Studies on Forgiveness: A Meta-Analysis
Baskin, Thomas W.; Enright, Robert D.
Journal of Counseling and Development, v82 n1 p79 Wnt 2004
In this meta-analysis, 9 published studies (N = 330) that investigated the efficacy of forgiveness interventions within counseling were examined. After a review of theories of forgiveness, it was discovered that the studies could logically be grouped into 3 categories: decision-based, process-based group, and process-based individual interventions. When compared with control groups, for measures of forgiveness and other emotional health measures, the decision-based interventions showed no effect, the process-based group interventions showed significant effects, and the process-based individual interventions showed large effects. Consequently, effectiveness has been shown for use of forgiveness in clinical and other settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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