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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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Shin, Jongho; Kim, Myung-Seop; Hwang, Hyeyoung; Lee, Byung-Yoon – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
This study applied self-determination theory to youth purpose development among Korean college students. It examined the effects of students' intrinsic motivation for volunteering and informative feedback from significant others on three dimensions of life purpose: confidence in purpose, commitment to purpose and social contribution. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Service Learning, Self Determination
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Jiang, Fei; Gao, Di – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
This article examines Chinese student teachers' perceived university support for community service at the start of the semester in relation to three levels of purpose: expectations to feel self-transcendent emotions while doing service work, the strength of their sense of purpose and endorsement of specific purposes focused on social benefits.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, School Support
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Folgueiras, Pilar; Palou, Berta – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
Catalan young adults have found themselves as prominent actors in important social, political and economic changes that Catalonia is currently experiencing. How are their life goals related to these events? We explore self-oriented, prosocial and change-oriented life goals and their expected social benefits among 160 Catalan university students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Service Learning, Goal Orientation
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Opazo, Héctor; Aramburuzabala, Pilar; Ramírez, Chenda – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
Service-learning is an important and effective educational pedagogy that has grown tremendously in Spain. Research shows that service-learning has positive effects on the professional and personal development of future teachers. Since future teachers, in turn, influence the education of the next generation, it is important to understand how…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Service Learning, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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de Waal, Frans; Sherblom, Stephen A. – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
This is an interview with Frans de Waal who gave the Kohlberg Memorial Lecture at the AME Conference in St. Louis in November 2017. Frans de Waal's research with non-human primates documents that primates share our tendencies towards fairness, reciprocity, loyalty, self-sacrifice, caring for others, strategies for conflict avoidance and for…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Moral Development, Primatology, Attachment Behavior
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Moran, Seana – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
Life purpose is a long-term aim to make one's life "count." Education--especially moral education--might be considered a key cultural mechanism for young people to 'thread' their lives into the culture's 'bigger picture' not only of the 'good life' but also of a 'life of good.' How does life purpose relate to educationally important…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Goal Orientation, Ethical Instruction, Motivation
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