Forgiveness and Forgiveness Probability Scales: Validity and Reliability Study of Turkey

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Ulus L., Aksoy A. B.

NEUROQUANTOLOGY, vol.15, no.4, pp.50-55, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.4.1130
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-55
  • Keywords: Forgiveness, Forgiveness Probability, Forgiveness Scale, INTERVENTION, SPIRITUALITY, EMPATHY, HEALTH
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to examine the validity and reliability of the Forgiveness and Forgiveness Probability Scales, developed by Rye, Loiacono, Folck, Olszewski, Heim and Madia (2001), in Turkey. This study included 180 women whose children receive education in high schools on the voluntary basis for the validity and reliability study of the scales. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was applied to assess whether the structure of the 2-factor and 15-item structure of the Forgiveness Scale and the single-factor and 10-item structure of the Forgiveness Probability Scale are verified. In the first CFA applied, items with a statistically insignificant t value were examined. According to this review, no material with an insignificant t value was found on both scales. When the coefficients showing the relationship between the observed variables and the factors of the model showing the factorial structure of both scales were examined, it was concluded that all the compliance indices were sufficient. Taking into account the compliance statistics calculated with the CFA, the previously determined single and two factor structures of Forgiveness Scale and Forgiveness Probability Scale are generally compatible with the collected data.