author={Berit Ingersoll-Dayton and Neal Krause},
  journal={Research on Aging},
  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
Self–Forgiveness: The Stepchild of Forgiveness Research
Although research on interpersonal forgiveness is burgeoning, there is little conceptual or empirical scholarship on self–forgiveness. To stimulate research on this topic, a conceptual analysis ofExpand
Self-forgiveness versus excusing: The roles of remorse, effort, and acceptance of responsibility
Recent self-forgiveness research raises thorny issues: Are people who claim to forgive themselves merely excusing their offenses? Might it be adaptive for people to feel distress after they hurtExpand
Self-forgiveness in romantic relationships: 2. Impact on interpersonal forgiveness
Both self-forgiveness and other-forgiveness are associated with greater relationship satisfaction in romantic relationships. The present research examines whether self-forgiveness for a transgressionExpand
By ALYCE MAE MARTIN Recent literature shows that self-forgiveness may promote psychological health and well-being. Because of the potential benefits of self-forgiveness, researchers have attempted toExpand
Orientation to the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness
In this introductory chapter, we provide an overview of the history and context of self-forgiveness research within the field of Psychology. We discuss definitions of self-forgiveness, with emphasisExpand
Forgiving and Feeling Forgiven in Late Adulthood
The results from a latent variable model indicated that both Blacks and women were more likely to participate in organized religion, and this participation was associated with feeling closer to God, which corresponded to higher levels of global forgiveness but was not directly associated with improved well-being. Expand
“I Had Let Everyone, Including Myself, Down”: Illuminating the Self-Forgiveness Process Among Female College Students
Abstract The self-forgiveness process may be considered emotionally taxing among college students. The current study explored college students’ past intrapersonal transgressions (n = 88) through twoExpand
Moving Toward Self-Forgiveness: Removing Barriers Related to Shame, Guilt, and Regret
When people believe that they have hurt or offended someone, one potentially adaptive response would be to forgive the self. In an ideal process of self-forgiveness, an offender would accept anExpand
Self-forgiveness in romantic relationships: it matters to both of us.
For both males and females, offending partners were more satisfied with their romantic relationship to the extent that they had more positive and less negative sentiment and thoughts toward themselves, whereas victimized partners wereMore satisfied with the relationship when the offending partner had less negative sentiments and thoughts towards himself/herself. Expand
Social Work Students’ Perceptions of Themselves and Others: Self-Esteem, Empathy, and Forgiveness
ABSTRACT This study examined how 86 social work students attending a university in Florida viewed themselves and others in relation to self-esteem, empathy, and forgiveness. The study used aExpand


Counseling within the Forgiveness Triad: On Forgiving, Receiving Forgiveness, and Self-Forgiveness.
The concept of the forgiveness triad—forgiving others, receiving forgiveness from others, and self-forgiveness—is introduced and discussed. Each aspect is defined, presented as philosophicallyExpand
Religion and the process of forgiveness in late life
In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with 129 elderly people in order to examine the process of religiously motivated forgiveness in late life. In particular, the purpose was to see howExpand
Forgiveness As A Psychotherapeutic Goal With Elderly Females
A psychotherapeutic intervention with forgiveness as the goal was implemented with 24 elderly females. The client's goal was to forgive one person who had inflicted considerable psychological hurt,Expand
Exploring self-forgiveness
On the basis of in-depth interviews with seven subjects, self-forgiveness is described not as an achievement but rather as a gift where one moves from estrangement and “brokenness” to a sense of at-homeness. Expand
Religiosity and self-esteem among older adults.
  • N. Krause
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences
  • 1995
It is proposed that self-esteem is highest among elderly people with the greatest, as well as the least, amount of religious commitment and lowest among older adults with only modest levels of religiosity. Expand
Damaging Events: The Perceived Need for Forgiveness
Four models of forgiveness are identified; the health model, the philosophical model, the Christian model and the prosocial model. All define the term ‘forgiveness’ in a way which is consistent withExpand
The Aging Self: Stabilizing and Protective Processes
Abstract The transition from middle to later adulthood involves a multitude of changes and losses on physical, psychological, and social levels that impose considerable strain on the individual′sExpand
Symptom Ambiguity among Late-Middle-Aged and Older Adults with HIV
The perception and evaluation of physical symptoms are central components of the illness and health appraisal process and affect subsequent health behaviors. This topic is explored within a study ofExpand
Age differences in stress and coping processes.
This study compares younger and older community-dwelling adults in daily hassles and eight kinds of coping and indicates that there are clear age differences in hassling and coping. Expand
Measuring Multiple Dimensions of Religion and Spirituality for Health Research
Progress in studying the relationship between religion and health has been hampered by the absence of an adequate measure of religiousness and spirituality. This article reports on the conceptual andExpand