Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
College of Science
The effect the secretion and ovulation phases of the menstrual cycle has on forgiveness was examined in this study. It was hypothesized that women in either phase of their menstrual cycle would be less likely to forgive than those not in either phase of their menstrual cycle. Participants (N = 146) completed three questionnaires, one measuring their likeliness to forgive, one measuring their forgiveness of others, self, and situations, and the last collecting demographic information and information about their periods. The results showed no significant difference in woman's likeliness to forgive when experiencing a period and when not experiencing a period nor when ovulating and not ovulating. These findings suggests that the secretion and ovulation phases of the menstrual cycle do not affect a woman's likeliness to forgive thus a women's likeliness to forgive may be influenced by other factors.
Gaillard, Brittany K., "Effects of Menstruation on Women's Likeliness to Forgive" (2011). Honors Theses. 96.