Decisional Forgiveness Scale and Emotional Forgiveness Scale

Decisional Forgiveness Scale and Emotional Forgiveness Scale
Worthington‚ Hook‚ Utsey‚ Williams‚ & Neil‚ 2007
 
The Decisional Forgiveness Scale (DFS)
1. I intend to try to hurt him or her in the same way he or she hurt me.
2. I will not try to help him or her if he or she needs something.
3. If I see him or her‚ I will act friendly.
4. I will try to get back at him or her.
5. I will try to act toward him or her in the same way I did before he or she hurt me.
6. If there is an opportunity to get back at him or her‚ I will take it.
7. I will not talk with him or her.
8. I will not seek revenge upon him or her.
 
1=Strongly Disagree‚ 2=Disagree‚ 3=Neutral‚ 4=Agree‚ 5=Strongly Agree
Reverse code: 1‚ 2‚ 4‚ 6‚ 7
Prosocial Intention subscale items: 2‚ 3‚ 5‚ 7
Inhibition of Harmful Intention subscale items: 1‚ 4‚ 6‚ 8
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Emotional Forgiveness Scale (EFS)
 
1. I care about him or her.
2. I no longer feel upset when I think of him or her.
3. I’m bitter about what he or she did to me.
4. I feel sympathy toward him or her.
5. I’m mad about what happened.
6. I like him or her.
7. I resent what he or she did to me.
8. I feel love toward him or her.
 
1=Strongly Disagree‚ 2=Disagree‚ 3=Neutral‚ 4=Agree‚ 5=Strongly Agree
Reverse code: 3‚ 5‚ and 7
Presence of Positive Emotion subscale items: 1‚ 4‚ 6‚ 8
Reduction of Negative Emotion subscale items: 2‚ 3‚ 5‚ 7
This instrument can be found on page 39 of “Decisional and Emotional Forgiveness: Conceptualization and Development of Self- Report Measures.” Available online at: http://www.evworthington-forgiveness.com/assessment-scales/
 

Worthington‚ E. L.‚ Jr.‚ Hook‚ J. N.‚ Utsey‚ S. O.‚ Williams‚ J. K.‚ & Neil‚ R. L. (2007‚October). Decisional and Emotional Forgiveness. Paper presented at the International Positive Psychology Summit. Washington‚ DC.

Worthington‚ E. L.‚ Hook‚ J. N.‚ Vitvliet‚ C. V. 0.‚ Williams‚ J.‚ Nir‚ T.‚ Utsey‚ S. O.‚ & Dueck‚ A. (2008). Emotional and decisional forgiveness: Construct validity‚ development of self-report measures‚ and psychometric properties of the instruments. Unpublished manuscript‚ Department of Psychology‚ Virginia Commonwealth University‚ Richmond‚ VA.