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ERIC Number: EJ991987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
An Empirical Investigation of the Moral Judgment Development of a Sample of High School Kuwaiti Teachers
Al-Shurai, Saad
Education, v133 n2 p340-348 Win 2012
This study was conducted to investigate the moral development of one hundred Kuwaiti high school teachers. They ranged in age from 23 to 48 years with a mean of 28.6 years and a standard deviation of 8.3 years. The teachers' individual moral judgment levels were assessed by the Defining Issues Test (DIT)--an objective test designed by James Rest to measure levels of moral reasoning stages. The results revealed that the participants reasoned predominantly at the conventional level of Kohlberg's moral taxonomy. Principles morality score (P-score) was found to be below the norms reported in the literature for this group. The results related to the gender variable indicated that there were statistically significant differences in the level of moral reasoning of high school teachers based on their gender. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kuwait
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Defining Issues Test