ERIC Number: ED154572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Cognitive-Developmental Investigation of Moral Reasoning in a Deaf Population.
DeCaro, Patricia; Emerton, R. Greg
N. Porter and N. Taylor's written version of the L. Kohlberg moral reasoning questionnaire was administered to 253 students entering The National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and Form A of the Kohlberg interview schedule was used for in-depth interviews of 10 students. Results indicated that more than 80% of the Ss were reasoning at a "preconventional" (stage one and two) level in which rules are interpreted in terms of physical or hedonistic consequences of action and physical power of those determining the rules. Findings suggested that concerns about the moral reasoning skills of young deaf adults are warranted. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March, 1978)