ERIC Number: ED199229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Measuring Moral Judgement: The Implications of Situation Specificity.
Research has suggested that moral judgment is a construct which can be measured to some degree by an objectively scored instrument. This study investigated whether moral judgment is stable enough to be accurately measured. A test of moral judgment was developed, and special care was taken to ensure that the researcher was aware of the moral issues to which the participants were responding. Students, ranging from junior high school level to post-college, participated. Moral judgments made with reference to the pairs of moral issues presented in two dissimilar contexts were compared. Findings suggested that moral judgment may be situation specific. To the extent that moral judgment is situation specific, accurate measurement would be difficult, because there is an infinite number of scenarios in which any two moral issues could be portrayed. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Dallas, TX, January 29-31, 1981).