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

  • Maria Fernández-Capo Universitat Internacional Catalunya
  • Silvia Recoder Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
  • Juana Gómez-Benito Universitat de Barcelona
  • María Gámiz Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
  • Pilar Gual Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
  • Patricia Díez Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
  • Everett Worthington Jr. Virginia Commonwealth University
Keywords: forgiveness, episodic, scale, validation, Spanish.


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.



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How to Cite
Fernández-Capo, M., Recoder, S., Gómez-Benito, J., Gámiz, M., Gual, P., Díez, P., & Worthington Jr., E. (2017). Exploring the dimensionality of the TRIM-18 in the Spanish context. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 33(3), 548-555. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.33.2.264461