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ERIC Number: ED326475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Male and Female Judgments of Moral Issues--Saudi Arabians and U.S. Americans.
Thomas, R. Murray; Rasheed, Mohammed A.
An analysis of the opinions of 126 Saudi Arabian and of 166 U.S. students about 6 instances of law violations indicated that the gender of the student making the moral judgment was not a dominant factor in the student's selecting consequences to be experienced by people who committed the acts represented in the 6 cases. However, there were substantial differences between Saudi Arabians and U.S. students in the consequences they would propose. The general cultural milieu of a particular society, and a variety of other factors, are apparently more influential than gender in determining the degree to which youths will propose an even-handed justice rather than a compassionate-caring consequence for the transgressor. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Saudi Arabia