Heartland Forgiveness Scale (HFS)

Heartland Forgiveness Scale (HFS)
Thompson ‚ Snyder and Hoffman. 2005
1. Although I feel bad at first when I mess up‚ over time I can give myself some slack.
2. I hold grudges against myself for negative things I’ve done.
3. Learning from bad things that I’ve done helps me get over them.
4. It is really hard for me to accept myself once I’ve messed up.
5. With time I am understanding of myself for mistakes I’ve made.
6. I don’t stop criticizing myself for negative things I’ve felt‚ thought‚ said‚ or done.
7. I continue to punish a person who has done something that I think is wrong.
8. With time I am understanding of others for the mistakes they’ve made.
9. I continue to be hard on others who have hurt me.
10. Although others have hurt me in the past‚ I have eventually been able to see them as good people.
11. If others mistreat me‚ I continue to think badly of them.
12. When someone disappoints me‚ I can eventually move past it.
13. When things go wrong for reasons that can’t be controlled‚ I get stuck in negative thoughts about it.
14. With time I can be understanding of bad circumstances in my life.
15. If I am disappointed by uncontrollable circumstances in my life‚ I continue to think negatively about them.
16. I eventually make peace with bad situations in my life.
17. It’s really hard for me to accept negative situations that aren’t anybody’s fault.
18. Eventually I let go of negative thoughts about bad circumstances that are beyond  anyone’s control.
1= Almost always False of me‚ 2=More often False of me‚ 3=More often true of me‚ 4= Almost always true of me
Reverse code items 2‚ 4‚ 6‚ 7‚ 9‚ 11‚ 13‚ 15‚ and 17
Forgiveness of Self Subscale: items 1 to 6.
Forgiveness of Others Subscale: items 7 to 12.
Forgiveness of Situations Subscale: items 13 to 18.

Yamhure Thompson‚ Laura; Snyder‚ C. R. (Rick); and Hoffman‚ Lesa‚ "Heartland Forgiveness Scale" (2005). Faculty Publications‚ Department of Psychology. Paper 452.

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