Self-Forgiveness

@article{IngersollDayton2005SelfForgiveness,
  title={Self-Forgiveness},
  author={Berit Ingersoll-Dayton and Neal Krause},
  journal={Research on Aging},
  year={2005},
  volume={27},
  pages={267 - 289}
}
For older people, self-forgiveness may play an important role in diminishing guilt and enhancing self-acceptance. In particular, self-forgiveness can result in a more congruent view of the self. This study explored the components of self-forgiveness in a sample of 129 White and African American individuals aged 65 and older to whom religion was at least somewhat important. Qualitative methods were used to identify the reactions of older adults after committing transgressions. Analyses of the… Expand
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