Exploring the dimensionality of the TRIM-18 in the Spanish context

Maria Fernández-Capo, Silvia Recoder, Juana Gómez-Benito, María Gámiz, Pilar Gual, Patricia Díez, Everett Worthington Jr.


Introduction: The Transgression-Related Interpersonal Motivation (TRIM-18) Inventory is an instrument that assesses episodic forgiveness. This scale is composed of three subscales: avoidance, revenge and benevolence. The present study examined the dimensionality of the Spanish version of the TRIM-18 (TRIM-18-S) and provided evidence of validity and reliability. Method: A total of 943 participants completed the TRIM-18-S.  A subset of 277 participants completed additional measures of empathy, anger, and information regarding the relation with the offender. Results: The TRIM-18-S showed good psychometric properties, and confirmatory factor analyses revealed a three-factor structure. Conclusions: The scale presents adequate psychometric properties for its potential use in a Spanish population.



forgiveness; episodic; scale; validation; Spanish.

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