ERIC Number: ED030125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Girls--More Moral Than Boys or Just Sneakier?
Krebs, Richard L.
This research was undertaken to check on the existence of the impression that teachers do see girls as more moral than boys, and to assess the accuracy of the teachers' perceptions. A random sample of sixth grade children was selected from 10 classes in a middle class and a working class school to fit a balanced factorial design with two factors, sex and social class. The groups were controlled for I.Q. Teachers rated the subjects on three scales of morality: (1) trustworthiness, (2) obedience, and (3) respect for others' rights. To assess the accuracy of the teachers' perceptions the behavioral measures of morality employed were Kohlberg's Moral Judgment Inventory, and three cheating tests. Teachers were found to view girls as more moral than boys, but the teachers' viewpoint was not supported by behavioral evidence. The possible causes of this discrepancy are discussed. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, September 1968.