___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Heartland Forgiveness Scale (HFS) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC Date: 05-06-2016 last updated: 02-23-2022 by K. Borchert (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC Script Copyright © 02-23-2022 Millisecond Software ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BACKGROUND INFO ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This script implements a computerized version of the Heartland Forgiveness Scale as described in: Thompson, L. Y., Snyder, C. R., Hoffman, L., Michael, S. T., Rasmussen, H. N., Billings, L. S., Heinze, L., Neufeld, J. E., Shorey, H. S., Roberts, J. C, & Roberts, D. E. (2005). Dispositional forgiveness of self, others, and situations. Journal of Personality, 73, 313-359. Online Resource: http://heartlandforgiveness.com/ -> questionnaire -> scoring guidelines ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ OVERVIEW ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 18 7-point Likert Scale questions designed to assess a person’s dispositional forgiveness. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DURATION ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ the default set-up of the script takes appr. 3 minutes to complete ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DATA FILE INFORMATION ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The default data stored in the data files are: (1) Raw data file: 'heartlandforgivenessscale.iqdat' date, time: date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber subject, group, session: with the current subject/groupnumber/session id build: the Inquisit build q*_response: response given (in assigned values) Scale: 1 (almost always false) - 7 (almost always true) R = automatically reversed scored questions q*_latency: how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited) (2) Summary data file: 'heartlandforgivenessscale_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per participant) inquisit.version: Inquisit version run computer.platform: the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android) startdate: date script was run starttime: time script was started subjectid: assigned subject id number groupid: assigned group id number sessionid: assigned session id number elapsedtime: time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script completed: 0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run) HFS_total: total HFS score (Range: 18-126) HFS_self: total of the self-subscale (questions1-6) (Range: 6-42) Note: reversed items automatically scored reversed HFS_others: total of the others-subscale (questions7-12) (Range: 6-42) Note: reversed items automatically scored reversed HFS_situations: total of the situations-subscale (questions13-18) (Range: 6-42) Note: reversed items automatically scored reversed ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ QUESTIONNAIRE SET-UP & SCORING ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ questions 1-6: subscale 'self' questions 7-12: subscale 'others' questions 13-18: subscale 'situations' Scoring: Source: HFS-with-Scoring-and-Interpretation.pdf (http://heartlandforgiveness.com/) "Total HFS One’s score on the Total HFS indicates how forgiving a person tends to be of oneself, other people, and uncontrollable situations. Higher scores indicate higher levels of forgiveness, and lower scores indicate lower levels of forgiveness. • A score of 18 to 54 on the Total HFS indicates that one is usually unforgiving of oneself, others, and uncontrollable situations. • A score of 55 to 89 on the Total HFS indicates that one is about as likely to forgive, as one is not to forgive oneself, others, and uncontrollable situations. • A score of 90 to 126 on the Total HFS indicates that one is usually forgiving of oneself, others, and uncontrollable situations. HFS Subscales One’s score on the three HFS subscales indicate how forgiving a person tends to be of oneself (HFS Forgiveness of Self), other people (HFS Forgiveness of Others), or situations beyond anyone’s control (HFS Forgiveness of Situations). Higher scores indicate higher levels of forgiveness, and lower scores indicating lower levels of forgiveness. • A score of 6 to 18 on HFS Forgiveness of Self, HFS Forgiveness of Others, or HFS Forgiveness of Situations indicates that one is usually unforgiving of oneself, other people, or uncontrollable situations, respectively. • A score of 19 to 29 indicates that one is about as likely to forgive as to not forgive oneself, other people, or uncontrollable situations, respectively. • A score of 30 to 42 indicates that one is usually forgiving of oneself, other people, or uncontrollable situations, respectively." ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ INSTRUCTIONS ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ see section Editable Instructions. General instructions are presented as an htm-page. To change instructions, change the htm file directly. Instructions are taken from HFS-with-Scoring-and-Interpretation.pdf (http://heartlandforgiveness.com/) and adapted to the response format used in this script ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EDITABLE CODE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc. Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.