Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 50, Issue 7, pp 685–688 | Cite as

Forgiveness as a moderator of the association between victimization and suicidal ideation

  • Xiaoqun Liu
  • Dali Lu
  • Lihua Zhou
  • Linyan SuEmail author
Research Brief


The present study examined the relationships between victimization, suicidal ideation and forgiveness. 962 Chinese middle school students were evaluated using the Chinese versions of the Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire (OBVQ), the Positive and Negative Suicide Ideation scale (PANSI) and the Forgiveness Questionnaire (FQ). High victimization and low forgiveness were found to predict increased suicidal ideation. Victimized students with high level of forgiveness reported less suicidal ideation than students with low level of forgiveness. Forgiveness was found to moderate the association between victimization and suicidal ideation and could be a protective factor against suicidal ideation in victimized students.

Key words

Forgiveness Moderator Suicidal ideation Victimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Mental Health, Xiangya Second HospitalCentral South UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.Department of Child Psychiatry, Mental Heath InstituteCentral South UniversityChangsha HunanChina

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