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ERIC Number: EJ880980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Seeking a Multi-Construct Model of Morality
McDaniel, Brenda L.; Grice, James W.; Eason, E. Allen
Journal of Moral Education, v39 n1 p37-48 Mar 2010
The present study explored a multi-construct model of moral development. Variables commonly seen in the moral development literature, such as family interactions, spiritual life, ascription to various sources of moral authority, empathy, shame, guilt and moral judgement competence, were investigated. Results from the current study support previous research that the three moral emotions of empathy, shame and guilt interrelate. Further, it was found that the relationship one has with a higher power (spirituality) involves empathy and guilt. Implications for moral education are discussed. Future research should continue to explore a multi-construct model of morality. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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