ERIC Number: EJ1133481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Preparing for Ethical Leadership: A Longitudinal Study
Myers, Lewis A., Jr.
Journal of Leadership Education, v14 n2 p146-160 Spr 2015
According to Johnson (2001) and Rest (1979) a leader who has developed a high level of moral reasoning will tend to make decisions that are better from an ethical/moral perspective than a leader who has achieved a lower level of moral reasoning. The mission statement at this university states that graduates will be prepared through training in critical and creative thinking as well as moral reasoning to analyze problems, propose solutions, and make responsible decisions. This paper reports the results the of a four-year longitudinal study using the Defining Issues Test (DIT2) to evaluate the change in the level of moral reasoning demonstrated by undergraduate participants in the study.
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Undergraduate Students, Decision Making Skills, Moral Development, Moral Values, Morale, Leadership, Curriculum Development, Leadership Training, Critical Thinking, Outcome Measures, Pretests Posttests, Gender Differences, Values Education, Measures (Individuals), Values
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Defining Issues Test