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Voicing Conditional Forgiveness

Abstract The current study is the first qualitative investigation aimed solely at understanding what it means to communicate conditional forgiveness in serious romantic relationships. Conditional forgiveness is forgiveness that has been offered with the stipulation that the errant behavior cease. It is a provocative topic because some argue genuine forgiveness is not conditional, but recent discoveries that have associated its use with severe transgressions and relational deterioration suggest it is a critical site for investigation. This inductive analysis of open-ended data from 201 anonymous surveys identified both distinctions between and intersections of conditional forgiveness, forgiveness, and reconciliation. A relational dialectics analys... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Kloeber, Dayna N. (Author) / Waldron, Vincent R (Advisor) / Kelley, Douglas L (Committee member) / Kassing, Jeffrey W (Committee member) / Fisher, Carla L (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Individual & Family Studies / communicating forgiveness / conditional forgiveness / forgiveness / reconciliation / relational dialectics theory / romantic relationships
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 168 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Communication Studies 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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