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Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Shame: Three Key Variables in Reducing School Bullying

Ahmed, Eliza; Braithwaite, Valerie


This study examined the relationships between forgiveness, reconciliation, shame and school bullying. The sample consisted of 1,875 Bangladeshi adolescents (60% girls) in grades 7 to 10 (M = 8.28). In a structural equation model, both forgiveness and reconciliation directly predicted less bullying. In addition to the direct effect, an indirect pathway showed reconciliation reduced bullying via adaptive shame management. Shame acknowledgment predicted less bullying whereas shame displacement...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Social Issues
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.2006.00454.x


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