Assess Forgiveness of Syrian Refugee's Students in Jordan and Its Relation to Some Variables

Jehad Mohammed ALanati, Omar Ismail ALorani


Forgiveness is an important aspects of the grief process for many people, and related to events that occur in our life such as war. The purpose of this study was Assess forgiveness and its relation to some variables for Syrian Students refugees in Jordan within the context of a real-life transgression occurred with them. To achieve study purpose there was a sample consist of (193) Students in Ages (11-18) chosen randomly by Stratified Cluster method, and The researchers used Heartland Forgiveness Scale (HFS).This questionnaire consists of (18) items intended to elicit students’ opinions about forgiveness using a (4) point Likert scale. They include three Subscales: Forgiveness of Self(items: 1-6), forgiveness of others(items: 7-12), Forgiveness of Situations (items: 13-18).The face validity and construct validity of Forgiveness Scale / Subscale was verified and it was good. The reliability of Forgiveness Scale was verified by Cranach's alpha coefficient and split half method to find internal consistency reliability and it is an acceptable values (0.764), (0.721). The results showed that the level of forgiveness was moderate on (HFS) scale and Subscales, and its averages in descending order:Forgiveness of Self, Forgiveness of Situations, and Forgiveness of Others). There aren't statistically significant differences in (HFS) scale and Subscales: Self Forgiveness & Situations Forgiveness due to student gender and his developmental stage,  While differences in Forgiveness of Others statistically significant for males.

Keywords: adolescence ,society, war  ,Forgiveness Scale, migration .

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/11-9-06

Publication date:March 31st 2020

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