Dimensions of Social Support as Mediators of the Forgiveness-alcohol Outcome Relationship
Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment , 05/15/2012
Webb JR et al. – Both forgiveness of self and feeling forgiven by God were individually associated with less perceived social undermining, which in turn was associated with fewer alcohol–related problems. In addition, in certain instances, direct associations between forgiveness and fewer alcohol–related problems remained. In sum, examining multidimensional social support provides clarity to its role in the forgiveness–addiction association and reinforces the importance of understanding the multidimensional nature of all variables under consideration when conducting forgiveness–based research.