On Measuring Forgiveness: Implications from Smallest Space Analysis of the Forgiveness Likelihood Scale

Kumar, V. K., & Ryan, R. B. (2009). On Measuring Forgiveness: Implications from Smallest Space Analysis of the Forgiveness Likelihood Scale. Current Psychology, 28 (1): 32-44.

  Abstract: The structure of the Rye et al.’s Forgiveness Likelihood Scale was evaluated using the principal components analysis and Guttman’s Smallest Space Analysis. Participants (n = 98) were students in Introduction to Psychology classes. While the former suggested a one-factor solution, the latter suggested differentiating the items based on the facet of ease of forgiving with three subsets: easy, medium, and difficult items. Unexpectedly, the Total Forgiveness Likelihood Scale score and the subscale based on just difficult items correlated significantly with the Fantasy subscale of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index. A mapping sentence is offered with four facets and their putative constituent elements as a way to conceptualize the development of new, or to improve upon current, forgiveness likelihood scales.

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