Abstract

The relationship between jealousy and forgiveness on vengeance among college students was examined. Undergraduates (N = 198) completed the Interpersonal Jealousy Scale, the Interpersonal Relationship Resolution Scale, and the Vengeance Scale. An analysis of covariance indicated that individuals with high jealousy scores reported significantly higher ratings on the Vengeance Scale. The results also indicated that individuals with high forgiveness scores reported significantly lower ratings on the Vengeance Scale. The results suggest that jealousy and forgiveness may be important constructs to study as moderating variables on vengeance. The benefits of identifying individuals with high scores on both constructs in applied settings (e.g., schools, organizations) are discussed.