Heartland Forgiveness Scale

Dispositional Forgiveness of Self, Others and Situations


The Heartland Forgiveness Scale (HFS) is an 18-item, self-report questionnaire that measures a person’s dispositional forgiveness (i.e., the general tendency to be forgiving), rather than forgiveness of a particular event or person. The HFS consists of the Total HFS and three six-item subscales (Forgiveness of Self, Forgiveness of Others, and Forgiveness of Situations).


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