Be a peace maker : Examining the relationship between religiousness and intergroup forgiveness

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-431
Journal / PublicationPeace and Conflict
Volume23
Issue number4
Online published29 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

Abstract

This research examined the associations between religiousness, empathy, and intergroup forgiveness. The findings of 2 studies conducted in different intergroup contexts showed that empathy mediated the relationship between religiousness and intergroup forgiveness. In Study 1 (N = 911), intergroup forgiveness immediately right after a deadly hijacking incident in Manila was predicted by religiousness, and this association was mediated by empathy. Study 2 (N = 72) replicated the mediating effect of empathy on the relationship between religiousness and intergroup forgiveness in a different context: after typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. The theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed here.

Research Area(s)

  • Empathy, Intergroup forgiveness, Religiousness

Citation Format(s)

Be a peace maker : Examining the relationship between religiousness and intergroup forgiveness. / Ho, Man Yee; Worthington Jr., Everett L.; Davis, Don E.

In: Peace and Conflict, Vol. 23, No. 4, 11.2017, p. 427-431.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review