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Author(s): Regina Paz
Felix Neto
Etienne Mullet
Title: Forgiveness: a China - Western Europe comparison
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: The authors assessed forgiveness among Chinese (n = 738) and Western European (n = 810) participants using the Forgivingness Questionnaire (E. Mullet et al., 2003). They found that between the 2 samples, (a) the overall level of dispositional forgiveness was similar, (b) lasting resentment was higher among the Chinese than among the Western Europeans, and (c) sensitivity to the circumstances of the offense was higher among the Chinese than among the Westem Europeans. These results contrast with what researchers have observed in previous studies in which forgiveness has been shown to be systematically higher in collectivistic cultures than in individualistic cultures. The authors suggest that there are possibly many other differences across cultures, namely in religion, that may impact views of forgiveness.
Subject: Psicologia
Scientific areas: Ciências sociais::Psicologia
Social sciences::Psychology
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia/Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade/PTDC/PSI/66336/2006/Perdão e Amnistias: Prespectivas Europeias, Africanas e Asiáticas/Perdão e Amnistias
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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