Author(s): Hulisi GENÇ Emine DURMU?

The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between psychological well being and forgiveness levels
in teacher candidates and to examine the power of forgiveness to predict psychological well-being. The universe of the
research consists of students who received training in Formation at ?nönü University. The research sample consisted of
306 teacher candidates, including 238 female and 68 male. “Heartland forgiveness scale”, “psychological well-being
scale” and “personal data form” were used as data collection tools in the research. Independent sample t-test, correlation
and regression analysis were used in the analysis of the data. According to the research results, there is a low positive
relationship between psychological well-being and forgiveness .217 have been found. As a result of the regression
analysis, it was found that forgiveness predicted approximately 5% of psychological well-being. The findings are
discussed in the light of the literature and suggestions are presented.


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