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ERIC Number: EJ888277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 120
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
A Multi-Institutional Assessment of Moral Reasoning Development among First-Year Students
Mayhew, Matthew J.; Seifert, Tricia A.; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Review of Higher Education, v33 n3 p357-390 Spr 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the co-curricular experiences, course-taking behaviors, and educational practices that influence the moral reasoning development of 1,469 first-year students at 19 American colleges and universities. Results showed that contexts and practices that encourage students to engage divergent perspectives when approaching a problem or issue are those most conducive to moral reasoning growth. Implications for researchers in higher education and moral psychology are discussed. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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