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Explaining the link between conscientiousness and forgivingness
The current studies tested possible explanations for the link between conscientiousness and forgivingness. Using two Swiss adult samples, we examined three reasons why conscientious people tend to be more dispositionally forgiving. Findings suggest that self-regulation ability served as the best explanation for this relationship. Conscientious individuals tend to be better at self-regulation, which in turn enables them to be more forgiving of others. Moreover, this explanation only holds whendoi:10.5167/uzh-66384 fatcat:tpostlhpf5cy3lpcs3o6fbfydq