Forgiveness, Revenge and Psychological Well-being among Adolescents: Evidence from Karachi, Pakistan


  • Sana Hussain Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST)
  • Zara Nizar Damani Visiting Faculty, IOBM



Forgiveness, Vengeance, wellbeing, adolescent, revenge, Pakistan


Forgiveness helps individuals overcome their desire to take revenge and helps improve physical and mental well-being. This study tends to investigate the relationship between forgiveness, revenge, and well-being. The data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire from 101 participants in Karachi, Pakistan. To analyze the data, correlation & t-test were used, and the result showed no significant relation between forgiveness and well-being. Though, one of the surprising findings of the present study is that it shows a positive association between revenge and well-being. Moreover, no gender difference has been found in forgiveness and vengeance. The present study’s findings suggest that educational institutes and media should design programs that teach love, compassion, and empathy. As a result, it would help individuals make their lives better and build a peaceful society.


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Hussain, S., & Damani , Z. N. (2022). Forgiveness, Revenge and Psychological Well-being among Adolescents: Evidence from Karachi, Pakistan. JISR Management and Social Sciences & Economics, 20(1), 152–164.



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