FORGIVENESS AND VENGEANCE: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF GRATITUDE


Satici S. A. , Uysal R., Akin A.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, vol.114, no.1, pp.157-168, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.2466/07.09.pr0.114k11w9
  • Journal Name: PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-168
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

This study examined the mediating role of gratitude on the relationship between forgiveness and vengeance. Participants were 331 university students (185 women, 146 men; ages 17 to 24 years), who completed a questionnaire package that includes the Vengeance Scale, the Trait Forgiveness Scale, and the Gratitude Questionnaire-Six Item Form. Hierarchical regression analyses showed that gratitude partially mediated the relationship between forgiveness and vengeance. The significance and limitations of the results were discussed.