ERIC Number: ED326475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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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)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Developmental Psychology, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, International Education, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Social Science Research, Student Attitudes, Value Judgment
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers: Saudi Arabia