ERIC Number: ED252566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Development of Values and Moral Judgments of West Point Cadets. [Final Report].
Bridges, Claude; Priest, Robert
This final report describes the development of personal, social, and moral values, as well as the development of moral judgments of West Point cadets. The values of cadets at entrance and throughout their four years at the United States Military Academy were assessed. The basic research evaluated how cadets become socialized into the military profession. Three measures of values were used: the Rokeach Value Scales, the Scott Value Scales, and the Importance Inventory. The final assessment instrument, Rest Defining Issues Test, reflects the process of moral judgment. The results of the study identified some values which are characteristically strong and persistent throughout the four years, some which are characteristically given very low priority, some which cadets held strongly at entrance but which were eroded, and others which increased in importance. The highlights and main findings from the different value instruments are summarized. Interpretations of the results, as well as conclusions and recommendations for future research, are presented. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Military Academy, West Point, NY.
Identifiers: Defining Issues Test; Importance Inventory; Military Academy (West Point) NY; Rokeach Value Survey; Scott Value Scales
Note: Prepared at the Office of Institutional Research.