Tendency to Forgive Scale (TTFS)

The Tendency to Forgive Scale (TTFS) is a tool used to measure an individuals ability to forgive. Developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the TTFS is a self-report survey that measures ones willingness to forgive, as well as the strength of their motivation to forgive. It is designed to assess an individuals readiness to forgive, and can be used to help individuals make decisions about their relationships and how to move forward in them. The TTFS consists of 20 items that measure the individuals willingness to forgive, as well as their motivation to do so. The items are divided into four subscales: Willingness to Forgive, Motivation to Forgive, Ability to Forgive, and Tendency to Forgive. Each subscale is designed to measure a different aspect of the individuals ability to forgive. The Willingness to Forgive subscale measures the individuals willingness to forgive, while the Motivation to Forgive subscale measures the individuals motivation to forgive. The Ability to Forgive subscale measures the individuals ability to forgive, and the Tendency to Forgive subscale measures the individuals tendency to forgive. The TTFS is a useful tool for both individuals and counselors. It can be used to help individuals assess their readiness to forgive, and can also be used by counselors to help them better understand their clients ability to forgive. It can also be used to help individuals make decisions about their relationships and how to move forward in them. Overall, the Tendency to Forgive Scale is a useful tool for assessing an individuals ability to forgive. It can be used to help individuals make decisions about their relationships and how to move forward in them, as well as to help counselors better understand their clients ability to forgive.

1. I hold grudges.

2. Some things you just cannot forgive.
3. It is hard for me to let hurtful things go.
4. When someone hurts me‚ I often remind them of what they did.
5. My parents think I stay angry at others for a long time.
6. When someone hurts me‚ I have to get even.
7. When someone hurts me‚ I keep track of how many times they have hurt me.
8. When someone does something hurtful to me‚ memories of the hurt surface.
9. When bad things happen to people who have hurt me‚ I get happy.
10. Even after someone says they are sorry‚ I talk about what they did to me.
 
Level of Anger Scale (LSS)
Anger and Support Scale (AAS).
 
 
This instrument can be found on page 118 of “Instrument Development: Youth Anger‚ Youth Forgiveness‚ and Youth Emotional Support.”. Available online at: http://dc.uwm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1269&context=etd
Strongly Disagree‚ Mildly Disagree‚ Agree and Disagree equally‚ Mildly Agree‚ Strongly Agree
 

Russell‚ Jaquaye‚ "Instrument Development: Youth Anger‚ Youth Forgiveness‚ and Youth Emotional Support" (2013). University of Wisconsin Milwaukee .Theses and Dissertations. Paper 264.