Strelan, P. and Sutton, R.M. (2011) When just-world beliefs promote and when they inhibit forgiveness. Personality and Individual Differences, 50 (2). pp. 163-168. ISSN 0191-8869.
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The present study provides further evidence that justice and forgiveness are not necessarily competitive responses. Among 157 undergraduates instructed to recall either serious or benign transgressions, just-world beliefs for the self (BJW-self) was associated with forgiveness as inhibition of negative responding but not forgiveness as positive responding. Each of these relations was significantly moderated by transgression severity: the more benign the transgression, the stronger the relationship. Just-world beliefs for others (BJW-others) was negatively associated with inhibition of negative responding and unrelated to positive responding. These relations held over and above well-established predictors of transgression-specific forgiveness (relationship closeness and post-transgression offender effort), and an individual difference variable, justice sensitivity. In practical terms, BJW-self may enable people to better deal with minor stressors. An important theoretical implication is that modelling the relationship between just-world beliefs and forgiveness requires a bidimensional conception of both constructs.
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology|
|Depositing User:||Robbie Sutton|
|Date Deposited:||13 Dec 2010 14:29|
|Last Modified:||11 Nov 2011 15:20|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26146 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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