Dispositional forgiveness of self, others, and situations.

  title={Dispositional forgiveness of self, others, and situations.},
  author={Laura Yamhure Thompson and Charles R. Snyder and Lesa Hoffman and Scott T. Michael and Heather N. Rasmussen and Laura S. Billings and Laura S Heinze and Jason E. Neufeld and Hal S. Shorey and Jessica C Roberts and Danae E Roberts},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  volume={73 2},
Six studies regarding forgiveness are presented. The Heartland Forgiveness Scale (HFS), a self-report measure of dispositional forgiveness (with subscales to assess forgiveness of self, others, and situations) was developed and demonstrated good psychometric properties. Forgiveness correlated positively with cognitive flexibility, positive affect, and distraction; it correlated negatively with rumination, vengeance, and hostility. Forgiveness predicted four components of psychological well… 

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