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ERIC Number: EJ760296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 17
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ISSN: ISSN-0885-2014
A Cross-Cultural Validation of Stage Development: A Rasch Re-Analysis of Longitudinal Socio-Moral Reasoning Data
Boom, Jan; Wouters, Hans; Keller, Monika
Cognitive Development, v22 n2 p213-229 Jun 2007
Kohlberg's characterization of moral development as displaying an invariant hierarchical order of structurally consistent stages is losing ground. However, by applying Rasch analysis, Dawson recently gave new interpretation and support to his characterization of stage development. Using Rasch models, we replicated and strengthened her findings in a re-analysis of three sets of longitudinal socio-moral reasoning data collected in Iceland. A new application of Rasch analysis provided support for upward development. Our results supported Kohlberg's characterization of stage development and the cross-cultural stability of Dawson's findings that were exclusively based on US samples. We conclude that proposals to replace Kohlberg's characterization of moral development are premature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iceland; United States