Author: Shaina Safdar
Supervisor: Rafia Rafique, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Religious supposition and moral values play an important role in forgiving. Religion Islam emphasizes on moral characters and values. The aim of the study was to find out the relationship among religious beliefs, moral values and forgiveness in university students. It was hypothesized there is likely to be a positive relationship between religious beliefs and forgiveness in university students. Moreover, there is likely to be a positive relationship between moral values and forgiveness in university students. Furthermore, religious beliefs and moral values are likely to predict forgiveness in university students. Correlational research design was used in which sample of 200 university students were taken through convenience sampling technique. The Heartland Forgiveness Scale (Thompson et., al. 2005), Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire (Plante&Boccaccini,1997) and Islamic Moral Values (Bayrakci et al., 2000) were used to assess the study variables. Religious beliefs are positively related with moral values while moral values are positively associated with forgiveness. It was further found that religious beliefs and moral values predict forgiveness. The study has important implications for students, counselors and parents.
Keywords: Forgiveness, Moral Values, Religious Beliefs.
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