Physical Health Status in Relation to Self-Forgiveness and Other-Forgiveness in Healthy College Students

  title={Physical Health Status in Relation to Self-Forgiveness and Other-Forgiveness in Healthy College Students},
  author={Tobi Wilson and Aleks Milosevic and Michelle R. Carroll and Kenneth E. Hart and Stephen Hibbard},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  pages={798 - 803}
We extended prior research on the medical health-correlates of forgiving others by examining the relationship between self-forgiveness, other-forgiveness and health. Results derived from a cross-sectional survey of 266 healthy undergraduates showed that these dimensions of forgiveness were positively related to perceived physical health. Regression analysis revealed that self-forgiveness uniquely predicted a significant amount of variance in perceived physical health, and predicted more… 
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