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Title: Personality predictors of levels of forgiveness two and a half years after the transgression
Authors: Maltby, John
Wood, Alex M
Day, Liz
Kon, Tabatha W H
Colley, Ann
Linley, P Alex
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Keywords: forgiveness
angry hostility
Issue Date: Aug-2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Maltby J, Wood AM, Day L, Kon TWH, Colley A & Linley PA (2008) Personality predictors of levels of forgiveness two and a half years after the transgression, Journal of Research in Personality, 42 (4), pp. 1088-1094.
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to explore whether the domains and facets of the five-factor model of personality predicted motivational states for avoidance and revenge following a transgression at a second temporal point distant from the original transgression. A sample of 438 university students, who reported experiencing a serious transgression against them, completed measures of avoidance and revenge motivations around the transgression and five-factor personality domains and facets at time 1, and measures of avoidance and revenge motivations two and a half years later. The findings suggest that neuroticism, and specifically anger hostility, predicts revenge and avoidance motivations two and a half years later. Findings are discussed within McCullough's three systems of interpersonal forgiveness.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: University of Leicester
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Primary Care Trust
University of Leicester
University of Warwick

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