IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(3): 238-241 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.354

Forgiveness in Wives Experiencing Domestic Violence

Dewi Sartika and Nur Fadilah Amalia
Abstract—The aim of this study is to describe forgivenessand the factors contribute to it in wives experiencing domestic violence who choose to save their marriages in UPT-P2TP2A Kota Bandung. Descriptive method was employed in this study with 15 participants as the subjects. The data were gathered through forgiveness measurement adopted and based in the forgiveness theory proposed by McCullough. Its reliability score was 0,721. The results of the study revealed that 73, 3% of domestic violence victims who insist to save their marriages did forgive or gave for forgiveness. Among the factors determine the forgiveness, the low Rumination factor as well as high personal and moral commitment, encouraged a wife to forgive. Forgiveness showed by a wife, in some way impacted on the domestic violence doer. It lessened the intensity of the violence.

Index Terms—Forgiveness, domestic violence.

Dewi Sartika is with the Bandung Islamic University, Indonesia (e-mail: dsartk@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Dewi Sartika and Nur Fadilah Amalia, " Forgiveness in Wives Experiencing Domestic Violence," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 238-241, 2014.

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