Theoretical Framework Of Forgiveness: Dr. Robert Enright

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Theoretical Framework Forgiveness as a psychological construct began with the work of Dr. Robert Enright. He and his colleagues developed the Enright Forgiveness Inventory (EFI). He is a licensed psychologist and professor of educational psychology at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Time Magazine introduced him as “the forgiveness trailblazer” and oftentimes he is introduced as “the father of forgiveness research” for the reason that he has 26 years in academic commitment to researching and implementing a forgiveness program. Professor Enright has founded the scientific study of forgiveness, which now claims over 1,000 researchers worldwide. Forgiveness is a concept with thousands of years of historical, religious and philosophical traditions. …show more content…

But Enright (2015), after 26 years of research on forgiveness, is thoroughly convinced that the most important way to heal is to actually go through the process of forgiving the person who has hurt them. Basically, when people realize how strong and brave they are to really stand up and move forward with wonderful meaning that life is worth living and full of surprises. They can attest to what Mahatma Gandhi would say, “Forgiveness is only for strong and brave …show more content…

Furthermore, it will also test the relationship of the three characteristics with their degree of forgiveness, and identify which of these three could influence the degree of forgiveness. The respondents will be the senior college students aged 19 to 22 coming from schools that are Catholic, Christian, and non-Christian within Metro Manila. The graduating students’ responses will be extracted from the standardized tests, namely, Enright Forgiveness Inventory (EFI) using the Filipino Translation “Sukatan ng Saloobin” that will determine the degree of forgiveness; and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to measure their personality types. This research will be undertaken from January 2016 until September 2016. Definition of Terms For better understanding, the following terms are defined accordingly to how the terms are used in this study. Catholic. It refers to a member of the Roman Catholic Church; the one, holy, universal, and apostolic

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