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Wiwik Juwarini Prihastiwi


Teenager, Forgiveness, Self-Concept, Emotional Regulation, Empathy


Purpose of Study: This research aimed to determine variables which are between self-concept, emotional regulation and empathy are the strongest predictors of forgiveness. The subjects were the teenagers in the 2nd grade of junior high school in Surabaya of Indonesia. The subjects were 111 people that consist of 60 boys and 51 girls.

Methodology: The research design was quantitative which correlated between self-concept, emotional regulation, empathy, and forgiveness. Data analysis was multiple regressions.

Results: The result of the test showed that there was a very significant positive correlation empathy, emotional regulation with forgiveness (significance level p <.05). On the contrary, there was no significant correlation self-concept with forgiveness. All predictors, self-concept, emotional regulation and empathy contributed 31.4% on forgiveness. The result also obtained that emotional regulation that was a stronger predictor of forgiveness (74.1%) compared to empathy (16.1%) and then there were no differences of emotional regulation and forgiveness based on gender, but girls are higher in empathy than boys.

Implications/Applications: The results showed that it gave the contribution to the therapy of forgiveness teenagers.


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