Measuring the Transgression-related Interpersonal Motivations Inventory in marital relationships: Forgiveness in the Chinese context (C-TRIM)

Lai Cheung WONG, Man Ying Amanda CHU, Cecilia L. W. CHAN

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Abstract

Objective: Because forgiveness is an important aspect of studies in marital relationships, there is a need for a culturally relevant measure of forgiveness for Chinese couples. This study aims to validate the Transgression-related Interpersonal Motivations Inventory in marital relationships within a Chinese context (C-TRIM).
Method: Data were collected from 665 married individuals in Hong Kong who completed a self-administered questionnaire.
Results: It is suggested that C-TRIM is a one-factor scale consisting of 12 items. It is also found that C-TRIM and benevolence are two distinct dimensions in measuring forgiveness in a marriage. C-TRIM represents negative forgiveness, whereas benevolence refers to positive forgiveness.
Conclusion: C-TRIM demonstrates to be a valid and reliable scale with which to assess the forgiveness level of individuals toward their offending partner in Chinese communities. Copyright © 2013 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-363
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Volume24
Issue number3
Early online dateAug 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

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Wong, L. C., Chu, A. M. Y., & Chan, C. L. W. (2014). Measuring the Transgression-related Interpersonal Motivations Inventory in marital relationships: Forgiveness in the Chinese context (C-TRIM). Research on Social Work Practice, 24(3), 356-363. doi: 10.1177/1049731513498622

Keywords

  • Transgression-related interpersonal motivations inventory (TRIM)
  • Forgiveness
  • Marital relationship
  • Chinese family
  • Benevolence