The aim of this study was to further examine a variety of factors found in previous research to be associated with revenge and forgiveness in marriage. Two hundred and fifty participants were presented with 8 vignettes, each describing a first or repeated offence committed with or without subsequent remorse, within the context of a happy or unhappy marriage. Participants rated the likely emotions of each spouse in the vignettes, and estimated the likelihood of revenge and forgiveness in each case. Overall, the results confirmed the importance of offence repetition, offender remorse and marital happiness in the perceived likelihood of marital forgiveness, and underscored the role of humiliation in the perceived likelihood of marital hate and revenge.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Psychology|
|Issue number||Supplement 1|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2001|
|Event||7th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists - Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 12 Jul 2001 → 15 Jul 2001