Though dispositional forgiveness has been associated with affective well-being, it remains unclear whether these associations are consistent throughout adulthood. The current study investigated whether forgivingness interacted with chronological age or future time perspective to predict affect at the trait and daily level. Participants (n = 332, mean age: 45.5 years) completed baseline measures of forgivingness, positive and negative affect, and future time perspective, along with daily assessments of positive and negative affect for up to ten days. Results suggest that the associations between forgivingness and affective well-being differ somewhat based on age and future time perspective, and level of analysis.

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Hill, P.L, Katana, M. (Marko), & Allemand, M. (Mathias). (2017). Investigating the Affective Signature of Forgivingness across the Adult Years. Research in Human Development, 1–12. doi:10.1080/15427609.2017.1414526