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ERIC Number: EJ979155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
How the First Year of College Influences Moral Reasoning Development for Students in Moral Consolidation and Moral Transition
Mayhew, Matthew J.; Seifert, Tricia A.; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Journal of College Student Development, v53 n1 p19-40 Jan-Feb 2012
Understanding the developmental issues first-time college students face is critical for scholars and educators interested in learning and development. This purpose of this study was to investigate the differential impact of first-year college experiences on the moral reasoning development of 1,469 students in moral transition versus those in moral consolidation. Results demonstrated that developmental gains in moral reasoning varied as a function of students' moral phases; some students may be more developmentally ready to face and resolve the educational challenges that often characterize first-year programs and curricula, such as diversity courses. The results have implications for educators and moral psychologists. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Defining Issues Test; National Survey of Student Engagement