ERIC Number: ED165036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
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Moral Development and Life Outcomes. [Main Report and Executive Summary].
Candee, Daniel; And Others
Individuals who differ in moral reasoning have been found not only to achieve different stations in life but also to have considerably different values and strategies by which they conduct their lives. The nature of individuals' life outcomes was measured in this study using the status of the person's job as well as both structured and open-ended questions dealing with attitudes toward job, marriage and parenting. It was concluded that persons at higher stages of moral development are more likely to hold higher-status jobs, but there is no evidence that they are more satisfied with them. In the realm of life attitudes, higher-stage men used discussion as a socialization technique in childrearing and valued independence in their children. One feature distinguishing the thinking of these individuals is the ability to see a situation from the perspective of another. This was most evident in their method of resolving marital conflict through role-taking. (BN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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