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ERIC Number: EJ948468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7960
Initial Validation of the Unfolding Forgiveness Process in a Natural Environment
Klatt, John S.; Enright, Robert D.
Counseling and Values, v56 n1-2 p25-42 Oct 2011
Although the literature on forgiveness is growing, little research exists on the process of forgiveness itself. This study was an initial effort to investigate the forgiveness process within a short-term longitudinal design. Participants (N = 41) completed 2 measures of forgiveness and a set of short-answer questions multiple times over 12 weeks. Participants made significant progress toward forgiveness, and the movement toward forgiveness was consistent with the Forgiveness Process Model (Enright & Fitzgibbons, 2000). The qualitative data collected begin to identify the mechanisms people use to move through the forgiveness process. Implications for counseling are drawn. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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