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Age, education, and sex effects on adult moral reasoning.
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PMID:  3246457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The role of age and education in adult moral reasoning was examined utilizing Kohlberg's cognitive-developmental stage theory of moral development and the most recent Standard Scoring System for assessing moral judgments. Individual interviews utilizing standard Kohlberg moral dilemmas were conducted with 195 adults ranging in age from nineteen to eight-two years and in years of education from three to twenty-five years. Results indicated no overall significant effect for age of reasoner, no significant effect for sex, and a significant effect for education (p less than .01). However, the effect of age was significant in the group with eighteen or more years of education, but not in the group with less than eighteen years of education.
C B White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of aging & human development     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0091-4150     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-22     Completed Date:  1989-06-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370033     Medline TA:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX 78284.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Educational Status
Interviews as Topic
Middle Aged
Psychological Theory
Sex Factors

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