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Studying forgiveness among older whites, older blacks, and older Mexican Americans

TitleStudying forgiveness among older whites, older blacks, and older Mexican Americans
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKrause, N
JournalJournal of Religion, Spirituality & AgingJournal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging
Volume24
Pagination325-344
Date PublishedOct
ISBN Number1552-8030<br/>1528-686X
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2012-26663-007
Keywords*Aging, *Forgiveness, Blacks, forgiveness, older whites, older blacks, and older Mexican Americans, ethnic differences, Gerontology [2860], Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), Mexican Americans, Racial and Ethnic Differences, us, Whites
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to assess race and ethnic differences in forgiveness among older whites, older blacks, and older Mexican Americans. The data suggest that older whites are less likely than older blacks or older Mexican Americans to forgive themselves, to forgive others, and to believe they have been forgiven by God. In addition, older whites are less likely to expect that acts of contrition should be performed and they are less likely to initiate the process of reconciliation. In contrast, fewer differences are found among older blacks and older Mexican Americans. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).