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ERIC Number: EJ1167168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
A Review of Research Supporting the Development of Moral Identity in Youth
Imbriaco, Joseph J.
Journal for Leadership and Instruction, v16 n2 p15-17 Fall 2017
How can we inspire our youth to consistently do what is right? Lectures and readings on ethics could help, but are unlikely to spur intrinsic motivation. A more comprehensive option is to aid in the development of a characterbased moral identity which will stay with them as they grow. The development of a moral identity is desirable because it can create an intrinsic desire to do what is right and to act in accordance with a moral self-image. The studies examined in this paper demonstrate that the process of developing a moral identity can be enhanced through the guidance of ethical role models and participation in ethical activities and organizations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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