Forgiveness as a mediator of the relationship between PTSD and hostility in survivors of childhood abuse

  title={Forgiveness as a mediator of the relationship between PTSD and hostility in survivors of childhood abuse},
  author={Charles R. Snyder and Laura S Heinze},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={413 - 431}
It was hypothesised that forgiveness mediates the relationship between PTSD and hostility within a population of adult childhood abuse survivors. Of the three components of forgiveness—self, other, and situation—self and situation forgiveness were posited as potent mediators of the PTSD and hostility relationship. No differences in the mediational role of forgiveness in sexual versus physical abuse and female versus male abuse survivors were hypothesised. As posited, overall forgiveness… 

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