Title

Conscientiousness and Forgivingness: A Meta-Analysis

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2-2010

Abstract

Research examining the relationship between the Big Five traits and forgivingness has focused primarily on the traits agreeableness and neuroticism. To date, there are mixed findings on the relationship between conscientiousness and forgivingness. This paper presents research and theory that predicts a positive relationship between conscientiousness and forgivingness, and in order to examine this hypothesis, conducts a quantitative review of 15 studies (n = 2285) reporting this relationship. This analysis results in a small positive effect size (r = .17). Implications and directions for future research are discussed.

Discipline

Personality and Social Contexts | Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Personality and Individual Differences

Volume

48

Issue

3

First Page

259

Last Page

263

ISSN

0191-8869

Identifier

10.1016/j.paid.2009.10.021

Publisher

SAGE

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2009.10.021

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