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ERIC Number: EJ1147698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
The Relationship between Ethical Sensitivity, High Ability and Gender in Higher Education Students
Schutte, Ingrid; Wolfensberger, Marca; Tirri, Kirsi
Gifted and Talented International, v29 n1-2 p39-48 2014
This study examined the ethical sensitivity of high-ability undergraduate students (n=731) in the Netherlands who completed the 28-item Ethical Sensitivity Scale Questionnaire (ESSQ) developed by Tirri & Nokelainen (2007; 2011). The ESSQ is based on Narvaez' (2001) operationalization of ethical sensitivity in seven dimensions. The following research question was explored and subjected to a Mann-Whitney "U" Test: Are there any differences in ethical sensitivity between (1) academically average and high-ability students, and (2) male and female students? The self-assessed ethical sensitivity of high-ability students was higher than that of their average-ability peers. Furthermore, female students scored higher on "taking the perspectives of others." These results imply that programs for high-ability students incorporating ethical issues could build upon characteristics of this group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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