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Avaliação Psicológica

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RIQUE NETO, Júlio; CAMINO, Cleonice P. S.; SANTOS, Walberto S.  and  GOUVEIA, Valdiney V.. Confirmatory analysis of the enright forgiveness inventory: EFI. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.2, pp. 169-178. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study verified the factorial structure of the Enright Forgiveness Inventory - EFI in Brazilian-Portuguese version. A total of 271 adolescents, 15 years old in average, males and females, participated in the study. Multiple confirmatory factorial analyses tested three models for interpersonal forgiveness. Findings showed that a model with six-first-order factors for forgiveness (positive affect, negative affect, positive behavior, negative behavior, positive cognition, negative cognition) was the best fit for the data. The results supported Enright's view of forgiveness and a multidimensional structure for the EFI. Implications of this finding for clinical practice and research were discussed.

Keywords : Forgiveness; Psychological Assessment; Moral Attitudes; EFI.

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