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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