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ERIC Number: EJ836102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
Comparison of Explicit Forgiveness Interventions with an Alternative Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Wade, Nathaniel G.; Worthington, Everett L.; Haake, Shawn
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n2 p143-151 Spr 2009
Forgiveness interventions can help people forgive past offenses. However, few studies have compared forgiveness interventions with genuine alternative treatments. The authors compared forgiveness interventions with a therapeutic alternative treatment. Participants reduced unforgiveness and increased forgiveness regardless of treatment condition. Trait forgivingness was not related to change in forgiveness, whereas greater offender contrition was related to greater reductions in unforgiveness. The type of treatment may not be as important as factors common to the interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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