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Predictors of Beliefs in Intergroup Forgiveness in a Chilean General Population Sample.
Span J Psychol 2015; 18:E37SJ

Abstract

Original survey data from a Chilean sample (N = 1267) are used to study the socio-demographic and psychosocial determinants of belief in forgiveness attitudes in the context of measuring the impact of truth and reconciliation reports (NTRC, 1991) and Political Imprisonment and Torture (NPIC, 2004) commissions. A linear multiple regression analysis (R 2 = .15; F(8, 1269) = 14.65; p < .001; effect size f 2 = .18) revealed the positive effect of perceived apology sincerity (β = 0.22; p < .001), emotions of anger (β = -0.08; p < .05), and positive social climate (β = 0.08; p < .05). People who believe in the victims' forgiveness feel less anger, have more positive perceptions of the sincerity and efficacy of the apologies, agree to a greater extent that the commission helped to find out the truth about what happened to the victims, and have a greater perception of the social climate as positive. The results show the importance of psychosocial and institutional variables in beliefs about forgiveness, and they suggest differences between interpersonal and intergroup forgiveness processes.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile).Universidad del País Vasco (Spain).Universidad del País Vasco (Spain).

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26073461

Citation

Cárdenas, Manuel, et al. "Predictors of Beliefs in Intergroup Forgiveness in a Chilean General Population Sample." The Spanish Journal of Psychology, vol. 18, 2015, pp. E37.
Cárdenas M, Arnoso M, Páez D. Predictors of Beliefs in Intergroup Forgiveness in a Chilean General Population Sample. Span J Psychol. 2015;18:E37.
Cárdenas, M., Arnoso, M., & Páez, D. (2015). Predictors of Beliefs in Intergroup Forgiveness in a Chilean General Population Sample. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 18, pp. E37. doi:10.1017/sjp.2015.36.
Cárdenas M, Arnoso M, Páez D. Predictors of Beliefs in Intergroup Forgiveness in a Chilean General Population Sample. Span J Psychol. 2015 Jun 15;18:E37. PubMed PMID: 26073461.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Predictors of Beliefs in Intergroup Forgiveness in a Chilean General Population Sample. AU - Cárdenas,Manuel, AU - Arnoso,Maitane, AU - Páez,Darío, Y1 - 2015/06/15/ PY - 2015/6/16/entrez PY - 2015/6/16/pubmed PY - 2016/2/26/medline KW - Chile KW - and forgiveness KW - official apologies KW - political violence KW - reparation measures SP - E37 EP - E37 JF - The Spanish journal of psychology JO - Span J Psychol VL - 18 N2 - Original survey data from a Chilean sample (N = 1267) are used to study the socio-demographic and psychosocial determinants of belief in forgiveness attitudes in the context of measuring the impact of truth and reconciliation reports (NTRC, 1991) and Political Imprisonment and Torture (NPIC, 2004) commissions. A linear multiple regression analysis (R 2 = .15; F(8, 1269) = 14.65; p < .001; effect size f 2 = .18) revealed the positive effect of perceived apology sincerity (β = 0.22; p < .001), emotions of anger (β = -0.08; p < .05), and positive social climate (β = 0.08; p < .05). People who believe in the victims' forgiveness feel less anger, have more positive perceptions of the sincerity and efficacy of the apologies, agree to a greater extent that the commission helped to find out the truth about what happened to the victims, and have a greater perception of the social climate as positive. The results show the importance of psychosocial and institutional variables in beliefs about forgiveness, and they suggest differences between interpersonal and intergroup forgiveness processes. SN - 1988-2904 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26073461/Predictors_of_Beliefs_in_Intergroup_Forgiveness_in_a_Chilean_General_Population_Sample L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S1138741615000360/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -