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Doyle, Frances Lee; Bussey, Kay – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
This study investigated the relationship between children's proneness to endorse moral disengagement mechanisms and their anticipated antisocial lie telling. Participants were 107 predominantly white Australian children in Grade 1 (27 boys, 27 girls; M[subscript age] = 6.69 years) and Grade 4 (24 boys, 29 girls; M[subscript age] = 9.69 years).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Antisocial Behavior, Deception
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Rissanen, Inkeri; Kuusisto, Elina; Hanhimäki, Eija; Tirri, Kirsi – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
Implicit theories concerning the malleability of human qualities are known to have a powerful impact on motivation and learning, but their role in moral education is an under-researched topic. In this qualitative case study, we examined the impact of implicit theories on four Finnish teachers' practices of teaching morally and in teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethical Instruction, Theories, Case Studies
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Anker, Trine; Afdal, Geir – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
Respect and tolerance are key values in education. They are also among the aims of education and are brought to the foreground in educational policy. We argue that these values are neither philosophically nor politically given aims for which education is a means. Instead, respect and tolerance are enacted and negotiated through educational…
Descriptors: Values, Educational Practices, Philosophy, Foreign Countries
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Shields, David Light; Funk, Christopher D.; Bredemeier, Brenda Light – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
The current study of US intercollegiate athletes (n = 1066) involved in multiple sports investigated relationships among moral (moral reasoning maturity, moral value evaluation [MVE], and moral identity), contesting (partnership and war orientations) and behavioral (prosocial and antisocial) variables in sport. Among other relationships, results…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Landmann, Helen; Hess, Ursula – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
Moral foundation theory posits that specific moral transgressions elicit specific moral emotions. To test this claim, participants (N = 195) were asked to rate their emotions in response to moral violation vignettes. We found that compassion and disgust were associated with care and purity respectively as predicted by moral foundation theory.…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns, Foreign Countries
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Fry, Brian N.; Runyan, Jason D. – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
Numerous studies show empathic concern promotes altruistic motivation and prosocial behavior. Here, we discuss empathic concern, its relation to altruistic motivation, and how empathic concern is invoked in experimental studies. We do this with an eye toward applying laboratory techniques in the classroom, and everyday life, to foster empathic…
Descriptors: Empathy, Altruism, Ethical Instruction, Perspective Taking
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Bagnall, Richard G.; Nakar, Sonal – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
The contemporary cultural context may be seen as presenting a moral void in vocational education, sanctioning the ascendency of instrumental epistemology and a proliferation of codes of conduct, to which workplace actions are expected to conform. Important among the purposes of such codes is that of encouraging ethical conduct, but, true to their…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Reflection, Cultural Context, Behavior Standards
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van Baarle, Eva; Verweij, Desiree; Molewijk, Bert; Widdershoven, Guy – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
How can ethical decision-making in organizations be further reinforced? This article explores the relevance of Michel Foucault's ideas on art-of-living for ethics education in organizations. First, we present a theoretical analysis of art-of-living in the work of Foucault as well as in the work of two philosophers who greatly influenced his work,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Moral Values, Military Training
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Urban, Jennifer Brown; Linver, Miriam R.; Johnson, Sara K.; MacDonnell, Marisa; Chauveron, Lisa M.; Glina, Monica; Gama, Lauren – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
School-based character education (CE) programs provide an opportunity to increase the moral fortitude of adolescents. This study is a preliminary evaluation of Inspire Aspire, a CE program that was implemented with 13- to 14-year-olds in Scotland. A relational developmental systems meta-theoretical approach and person-centered analyses were…
Descriptors: Values Education, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Youth Programs
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Starratt, Gerene K.; Fredotovic, Ivana; Goodletty, Sashay; Starratt, Christopher – Journal of Moral Education, 2017
This community-based research investigated the relationship among Holocaust knowledge, Holocaust education experiences, and citizenship values in adults residing in the US. This study contributes to the literature an inferential investigation that reports positive civic attitudes associated with Holocaust education. A moderate correlation was…
Descriptors: Death, Jews, European History, War
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Hamilton, Maya G. B.; LaVoi, Nicole M. – Journal of Moral Education, 2017
Coaches have the potential to influence athletes' moral development, especially at the collegiate level--a powerful period of growth in young adults' lives. As central agents in athlete moral education, coaches' moral development and understanding of professionalism is currently unknown. The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Professional Identity, Athletic Coaches, Moral Development
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Johnson, Robert L.; Liu, Jin; Burgess, Yin – Journal of Moral Education, 2017
In this mixed-methods study we investigated the development of a generalized ethics decision-making model that can be applied in considering ethical dilemmas related to student assessment. For the study, we developed five scenarios that describe ethical dilemmas associated with student assessment. Survey participants (i.e., educators) completed an…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethics, Decision Making, Mixed Methods Research
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Toledano, Nuria; Karanda, Crispen – Journal of Moral Education, 2017
Success and failure in entrepreneurship affects not only entrepreneurs but also many participants in their entrepreneurial relationships. Studies have led us to consider the social and moral dimensions within entrepreneurship education. Doubts arise, however, when one asks how moral principles can be included in entrepreneurship education in order…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Entrepreneurship, Religious Factors, Christianity
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Han, Hyemin – Journal of Moral Education, 2017
The present study meta-analyzed 45 experiments with 959 subjects and 463 activation foci reported in 43 published articles that investigated the neural mechanism of moral functions by comparing neural activity between the moral task conditions and non-moral task conditions with the Activation Likelihood Estimation method. The present study…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Meta Analysis, Task Analysis
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Levasseur, Caroline; Desbiens, Nadia; Bowen, François – Journal of Moral Education, 2017
The aim of the present study was to investigate how bullying incident participant roles and moral reasoning relate to each other in adolescents. To do so, we examined sociomoral judgments about hypothetical bullying incidents and moral disengagement in adolescents identified as bullies, defenders of the victim and passive bystanders. Six-hundred…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, High School Students, Moral Values
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