Feelings of guilt and resentment in victims of land dispossession in Cordoba, Colombia

Moises Joel Arcos Guzman, Martha Nereida Muñoz Argel, A Uribe, Ilse Cecilia Villamil Benitez, Ignacio Ramos Vidal

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The Department of Cordoba allocated in the north of Colombia represents a social space where armed groups took huge land extensions during the armed conflict. This brought some consequences like population displacement, human rights violations and land dispossession. These kinds of events provoke severe consequencesonmentalhealth.Whentragiceventssuchas forced disappearances happened, people tend to experience sentiments as guilt and helplessness. From a theoretical perspective, sentiments of guilty are understood as a negative evaluation associated with the transgression of principles for the resentment. On theotherhand,resentmentisanaffectivedispositioncharacterized bytheneedforrevengeagainstaggressors.Bothareconstructsthat should be investigated in the Colombian post-conflict context. The aim of this research is to analyze the relationship between guilt feelings and social resentment in victims of land dispossession. Methods.– A cross-sectional exploratory study was developed. Participants were forty subjects (52.5% male) victims of land dispossession. The Capability Scale of Forgiveness [CAPER] developed by Rosales, Rivera and García (2017) was applied. CAPER instrument includes two subscales[Usuario2]: (1) a guilt subscale (Chrobachs’ Alpha=.632) and a social resentment subscale (Chrobachs’ Alpha=.741).
Idioma originalInglés
EstadoPublicada - 2020

Palabras clave

  • Land dispossession
  • Armed conflict
  • Human rights violations
  • Environmental health
  • Guilt

Tipos de Productos Minciencias

  • Artículos de investigación con calidad A1 / Q1

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