ERIC Number: ED031302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Factorial Structure of Reasoning, Moral Judgment, and Moral Conduct.
Stephens, Beth; And Others
Two factor analyses were conducted on data obtained from measurements of the reasoning, moral judgment, and moral conduct of 75 retarded and 75 normal subjects ranging in age from 6 to 18 years. One factor analysis sought to determine relationships between the reasoning variables and standard measures of intelligence and achievement. A second factor analysis was performed to determine the relationships among moral conduct, moral judgment, and reasoning variables. Results of the first factor analysis indicated that Piagetian operativity, as determined by measures of conservation, does measure performance distinct from that measured by the Wechsler Scales and Wide Range Achievement Test. The second factor analysis revealed that in most instances skill in cognitive areas was not highly correlated with acts of moral conduct or with moral judgment. Nor were teacher ratings on moral character highly correlated with observed conduct or expressed views on morality. (WD)
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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Identifiers: Piaget (Jean); Warner Index of Social Class; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Wide Range Achievement Test