Date of Award
College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
Mary Claire Morr Serewicz, Ph.D.
Commitment, Empathy, Forgiveness, Friends, Relational satisfaction, Trust
This research project examined how forgiveness was managed by adult friends after relational transgressions. It studied how the emotion of empathy promoted the act of forgiving and why the construct of commitment related to trust and relational satisfaction among friendship dyads. Isolating the specific emotion empathy in regards to forgiveness heightened the understanding of what emotional behaviors were used to maintain friendships once a relational transgression was experienced. Measuring and analyzing the interaction between commitment, trust, and relational satisfaction helped to determine how these constructs promoted forgiveness among adult friends.
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L. L. Poole
Received from ProQuest
Poole, L. Lori, "A Research Study Examining Forgiveness, Empathy, Commitment, Trust, and Relational Satisfaction Among Adult Friends After Relational Transgressions" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 520.