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| Published: March 25, 2018

Forgiveness as a Predictor for Coping Strategies among College Students

Shoaib Hasan ,

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

PSN Tiwari

Professor, Department of Psychology, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.099/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.099

ABSTRACT

Forgiveness is distinct from other ways of dealing with personal insults or injury. Forgiveness is not condoning, excusing, exonerating, justifying, or pardoning an offender (Enright, 2001; Worthington, Witvliet, Pietrini, & Miller, 2007). Neither is forgiveness the same as reconciling a damaged relationship or restoring offenders to their former status (Sutton, 2010).Susan Folkman and Richard Lazarus define coping as \"constantly changing cognitive and behavioral efforts to manage specific external and/or internal demands that are appraised as taxing\". The study was planned to tap the relationship between forgiveness and use of coping strategies. A sample of 140 undergraduate and post graduate students (male= 63 & female=77), studying in different departments of DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur were administered Heartland forgiveness scale (2005) and Carver (1997) coping scale. Obtained data was subjected to correlation and stepwise multiple regression analysis. The results indicates that all the three dimensions of forgiveness showed positive correlation with active and adaptive coping and negative with maladaptive coping. Further the dimensions of forgiveness significantly predicted coping strategies. The implications of the findings are also discussed in the light of empirical evidences.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.099/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.099

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018

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