Forgiveness‚ Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness

Forgiveness‚ Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness
Ellen Idler (2003)
 
FORGIVENESS-LONG FORM
Confession
1. It is easy for me to admit that I am wrong. (Mauger et al)
2. If I hear a sermon‚ I usually think about things that I have done wrong.(Mauger et al)
Forgiveness by God
3. I believe that God has forgiven me for things I have done wrong.
4. I believe that there are times when God has punished me.
Forgiveness by Others
5. I believe that when people say they forgive me for something I did they really mean it. (Mauger et al)
6. I often feel that no matter what I do now I will never make up for the mistakes I have made in the past. (Mauger et al)
Forgiveness of Others
7. I am able to make up pretty easily with friends who have hurt me in some way. (Mauger et al)
8. I have grudges which I have held onto for months or years. (Mauger et al)
Forgiveness of Oneself
9. I find it hard to forgive myself for some things that I have done. (Mauger et al)
10. I often feel like I have failed to live the right kind of life. (Mauger et al)
FORGIVENESS-SHORT FORM
1. I have forgiven myself for things that I have done wrong.
2. I have forgiven those who hurt me.
3. I know that God forgives me.
 
Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness/Spirituality for Use in Health Research: A Report of the Fetzer Institute/National Institute on Aging Working Group
 
1 - Always or almost always‚ 2 – Often‚ 3 – Seldom‚ 4 - Never
 
This instrument can be found on pages 35-38 of Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness/Spirituality for Use in Health Research: A Report of the Fetzer Institute/National Institute on Aging Working Group‚ available online at http://fetzer.org/resources/multidimensional-measurement-religiousnessspirituality-use-health-research

Mauger PA‚ Perry J‚ Freeman T‚ Grove D‚ McBridge A‚ McKinney K. The measurement of forgiveness: preliminary research. J Psychol Christianity. 1992;11:170-180.

Idler‚ E.‚ Musick‚ M. A.‚ Ellison‚ C. G. et al. (2003). Measuring multiple dimensions of religion and spirituality for health research: Conceptual background and findings from the 1998 General Social Survey. Research on Aging‚ 25‚ 327-365.

Idler‚ E. L‚ Ellison‚ C. G.‚ George‚ L. K.‚ Krause‚ N.‚ Levin‚ J.‚ Ory‚ M.‚ Pargament‚ K.‚ Powell‚ L.‚ Williams‚ D.‚ Gordon‚ L.‚ & Musick‚ M. A. (2004). Measuring multiple dimensions of religion and spirituality for health research: Conceptual background and findings from the 1998 General Social Survey. Research on Aging‚ 25‚ 327-365.