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The Trait Forgivingness Scale (TFS) was developed by Berry, Worthington, O'Connor, Parrott, and Wade (2005) and consists of ten items.
Sandage and Jankowski (2010) found that DoS mediated the associations between forgivingness and the distinct outcomes of spiritual instability, mental health symptoms, and positive mood.
Differentiation-based models of forgivingness, mental health and social justice commitment: Mediator effects for differentiation of self and humility.
Participants would increase dispositional forgivingness from baseline to post-intervention.
Initial trait forgivingness would be related to the amount of change on forgiveness measures from baseline to post-intervention, with participants high in trait forgivingness showing the greatest decreases in unforgiving motivations and the greatest increases in self-rated forgiveness from baseline to post-intervention (in Subsamples 4 and 5).
We tested two hypotheses: first, insofar as humility functions as a master virtue, we hypothesized that participants in the humility condition would not only show greater increases in humility, but also show greater increases in forgivingness, patience, and self-control than the control condition.
Yet this growing body of empirical research on forgiveness in the psychology of religion shows vast individual differences in forgivingness among those who are highly religious.
Humility has also been found to be positively related to trait forgivingness (Powers, Nam, Rowatt, & Hill, 2007; Shepherd & Belicki, 2008).
Chronic unforgiveness can produce an unforgiving character--the opposite of what Roberts (1995) called forgivingness.
The 10 items remaining are now known as the Trait Forgivingness Scale (TFS).
Weil succinctly captures the irony of how self-satisfaction in false humility or even one s own need for forgivingness can be a way of assuming "the moral high ground" in relationships.
Worthington (1998b) has noted that forgiveness is so complex that it warrants a variety of investigations to assess the effects of single and repetitive offenses, the act of forgiveness and the trait of forgivingness, the experience of forgiveness fro m God, others, and oneself, the psychological and physical correlates of forgiveness, and the ways that forgiving differs from reconciling, exonerating, or condoning.