Situational and Communicative Predictors of Forgiveness Following a Relational Transgression

Christopher Morse, Bryant University
Sandra Metts

Document Type Article

Published by Taylor & Francis in Western Journal of Communication Volume 75, Issue 3, pages 239-258.

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The goal of the current investigation was to examine the situational and communicative factors that facilitate or inhibit forgiveness following a relational transgression. A sample of 360 college undergraduates reported on a transgression that had occurred in a current or past close relationship (friendship or romantic).