Forgiveness Scale

Rye. Dawn. Chad. Brandon. Todd. and Benjamin. 2001
 
1. I can’t stop thinking about how I was wronged by this person.
2. I wish for good things to happen to the person who wronged me.
3. I spend time thinking about ways to get back at the person who wronged me.
4. I feel resentful toward the person who wronged me.
5. I avoid certain people and/or places because they remind me of the person who wronged me.
6. I pray for the person who wronged me.
7. If I encountered the person who wronged me I would feel at peace.
8. This person’s wrongful actions have kept me from enjoying life.
9. I have been able to let go of my anger toward the person who wronged me.
10. I become depressed when I think of how I was mistreated by this person.
11. I think that many of the emotional wounds related to this person’s wrongful actions have healed.
12. I feel hatred whenever I think about the person who wronged me.
13. I have compassion for the person who wronged me.
14. I think my life is ruined because of this person’s wrongful actions.
15. I hope the person who wronged me is treated fairly by others in the future.
 
Absence of Negative‚ Presence of Positive
 
 
This instrument can be found on pages 274-275 of “Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of Two Forgiveness Scales.”. Available online at: http://pages.uoregon.edu/bolszews/CPforgiveness.pdf
 
5= Strongly Agree‚ 4=Agree‚ 3=Neutral‚ 2=Disagree‚ 1=Strongly Disagree
Reverse code: 1‚ 3‚4‚5‚8‚10‚12‚14
Absence of Negative subscale items: 1‚ 3‚4‚5‚8‚9‚10‚11‚12‚14
Presence of Positive subscale items: 2‚6‚7‚13‚15
 

Rye‚ Mark S.‚ Dawn M. Loiacono‚ Chad D. Folck‚ Brandon T. Olszewski‚ Todd A. Heim‚ and Benjamin P. Madia. 2001. “Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of Two Forgiveness Scales.” Current Psychology 20(3):260–277.