Authors: Aman Sado Elemo; Seydi Ahmet Satici; Mehmet Saricali
Addresses: Department of Psychological Counselling and Guidance, Graduate School of Educational Science, Anadolu University, 26470, Eskisehir, Turkey ' Department of Psychological Counselling and Guidance, Psychological Counselling and Guidance Research and Application Centre, Faculty of Education, Artvin Coruh University, 08000, Artvin, Turkey ' Department of Psychological Counselling and Guidance, Faculty of Education, Anadolu University, 26470, Eskisehir, Turkey
Abstract: The present study was aimed to investigate the mediating role of forgiveness and vengeance and its relationship with anger rumination and subjective happiness. Anger rumination, subjective happiness, trait forgiveness and vengeance scales were administrated to 367 university students. Structural equation modelling revealed that forgiveness and vengeance fully mediated the relations between anger rumination and subjective happiness. Bootstrapping analyses demonstrated significant indirect impact of anger rumination on subjective happiness due to the mediating effect of forgiveness and vengeance. This finding demonstrates that forgiveness and vengeance serve to clarify the relationship between anger rumination and subjective happiness.
Keywords: subjective happiness; anger rumination; forgiveness; forgivingness; vengeance; revenge; well-being; positive psychology; structural equation modelling; bootstrapping; mediating; university student; Turkey.
International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2018 Vol.4 No.2, pp.147 - 158
Received: 25 May 2017
Accepted: 15 Jun 2017
Published online: 30 May 2018 *