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Forgiving Adolescents: far from depression, close to well-being

Barbara Barcaccia, Susanna Pallini, Andrea Pozza, Michela Milioni, Roberto Baiocco, Francesco Mancini, Giovanni Maria Del Vecchio

ABSTRACT: Forgiveness has been proven to be an effective way of regulating negative affect and decreasing depression. This study aimed at examining the relationship among constructs particularly relevant to adolescents’ well-being, including forgivingness (dispositional forgiveness) anger, depression and Hedonic Balance (HB). Specifically, using a structural equation modelling approach, the fully mediational role of the ...

Journal Article: Frontiers in Psychology , 10 , pp. 1725, 2019, ISSN: 1664-1078 .



Is expressive writing effective in decreasing depression and increasing forgiveness and emotional wellbeing if preadolescents?

Barbara Barcaccia, Tyler Schaeffer, Viviana Balestrini, Fabio Rizzo, Francesca Mattogno, Roberto Baiocco, Francesco Mancini, Barry Howard Schneider

ABSTRACT: Expressive writing (EW) can be an effective way to alter maladaptive emotional reactions to stressful life events, although little is known about how pre-adolescents may beneft from it. In this quasi-experimental study, we compared measures of depression, anger, forgiveness, positive and negative affect in pre-adolescents before and after EW in both an experimental group undergoing the EW paradigm and a control ...

Journal Article: Terapia psicológica, 35 (3), pp. 213-222, 2017, ISSN: 0716-6184.


Forgiveness and religious practice: a study on a sample of Italian preadolescents

Barbara Barcaccia, Jessica Pistella, Roberto Baiocco, Susanna Pallini, Angelo Maria Saliani, Francesco Mancini, Marco Salvati

ABSTRACT: In this study we examined the gender differences in self-reported forgiving behaviours in a sample of Italian preadolescents (aged 11 to 14 years), who were either involved or not involved in religious practises. Were asked 289 Catholic, Italian preadolescent students were asked about their involvement in the religious practises. They also completed measures of forgiveness, avoidance and revenge motivations. The ...

Journal Article: Journal of Beliefs & Values, 0 (0), pp. 1-10, 2017.