Willingness to Self-forgive as a Predictor of the Well-being of Young Students


  • Svetlana Kravchuk PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Researcher at the Laboratory of Mass and Community Psychology, Institute of Social and Political Psychology of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine




willingness to self-forgive, psychological well-being, depression, anxiety, young students


The article considers an important and topical issue in the form of the willingness to self-forgive in young students. The concepts of psychological well-being, forgiveness, and self-forgiveness are considered. The peculiarities of the connection between psychological well-being and willingness to self-forgive in the case of young students are determined. Much attention is paid to the factors of psychological well-being. The study involved 228 people – young students, aged between 20 and 23 years, in the form of 109 men and 119 women. Empirical research was based on the following psychodiagnostic techniques: Flourishing Measure, Hardiness Test, Scale of Psychological Well-being, the Trait Forgivingness (dispositional) Scale, Mental Health Outcome Measures, Scale of Deep Readiness for Forgiveness, Depression and Anxiety (BSI – 12). The high level of willingness to self-forgive in young students is connected with high levels of hardiness and psychological well-being. The high level of willingness to self-forgive in young students is connected with low levels of anxiety and depression. It is indicated that the willingness to self-forgive is a predictor of psychological well-being in young students. The more university students are prone to willingness to self-forgive, the more they are satisfied with self-realization in specific living conditions and circumstances, with the achievement of meaningful goals, and with positive relationships with other people. The more young university students are ready for self-forgiveness, the more they are capable of reflection, the realization of their potential, the effective use of personal traits, self-acceptance, meaningful life, and being more satisfied with relationships with other people.


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How to Cite

Kravchuk, S. (2022). Willingness to Self-forgive as a Predictor of the Well-being of Young Students. Revista Romaneasca Pentru Educatie Multidimensionala, 14(4 Sup.1), 264-272. https://doi.org/10.18662/rrem/14.4Sup1/671



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