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Extent to which the respondent believes in forgiveness of self and others.

Data File: General Social Survey, 1998

Source: Fetzer Institute, National Institute on Aging Working Group. 2003. Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness, Spirituality for Use in Health Research. A Report of a National Working Group. Supported by the Fetzer Institute in Collaboration with the National Institute on Aging. Kalamazoo, MI.


General Instructions:

Alpha when items are combined = .66.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


FORGIVE1 from General Social Survey, 1998

Because of your religious or spiritual beliefs have you always, almost always, often, seldom, or never felt the following ways...I have forgiven myself for things that I have done wrong. (FORGIVE1)
TOTAL%
1) Always or almost always62543.3
2) Often51235.4
3) Seldom19113.2
4) Never845.8
8) Dont know40.3
9) No answer292.0
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (FORGIVE1):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


FORGIVE2 from General Social Survey, 1998

How often has respondent felt the following way due to religious beliefs: I have forgiven those who hurt me. (FORGIVE2)
TOTAL%
1) Always or almost always66946.3
2) Often54737.9
3) Seldom1419.8
4) Never604.2
8) Dont know30.2
9) No answer251.7
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (FORGIVE2):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


FORGIVE3 from General Social Survey, 1998

How often has respondent felt the following way due to religious beliefs: I know that God forgives me. (FORGIVE3)
TOTAL%
1) Always or almost always1,04472.2
2) Often24517.0
3) Seldom463.2
4) Never684.7
8) Dont know50.3
9) No answer372.6
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (FORGIVE3):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.




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