Motivación para perdonar y su relación con los valores humanos: Análisis en una organización del sector público en Colombia Thesis

short description

  • Master's thesis

Thesis author

  • Parra Mondragon, Diego Steven


  • Forgiveness is a topic of growing interest, because it promotes peaceful coexistence at social and organizational levels. Despite the relevance that forgiveness can have as a subject of study in organizational contexts, there is still little research on this topic. In order to contribute to the study of forgiveness in organizations, it is proposed to analyze how national culture, such us social values, explain the willingness to forgive a person who has belonged to an illegal armed group in an organizational context. To develop the research, 134 employees of a public sector company in Colombia were surveyed, who were administered a measure of forgiveness and seven items of Schwartz's social value scale (self-transcendence and self-enhancement). Based on the results, we conclude that social values of self-transcendence and self-enhancement predict the willingness to forgive in the organization under study, but in a differentiated way. In the conclusions, we discuss the practical implications of the study as well as new research alternatives.

publication date

  • June 8, 2017 7:40 PM


  • Avoidance
  • Forgiveness
  • Human values
  • Peace
  • Public organizations
  • Reverenge

Document Id

  • 3f5c7561-c8d1-4088-8339-bd293288d34a