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Piagetian operations in relation to moral development.

Modgil, Celia. (1975) Piagetian operations in relation to moral development. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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Abstract

The investigation attempted to determine what empirical links might be present among cognitive and moral factors in the adolescent's development. It was an attempt to elucidate and establish whether a relationship exists between operatively, as conceived by Piaget and morel development as postulated by Kohlberg. The sample consisted of 231 subjects; the variables controlled were: (i) CA, 14 to 15+ years (ii) subjects were selected from urban areas, and (iii) sex. Piagetian stage groups of subjects (contrasted according to levels of logical reasoning) were selected end matched on finer discriminations with respect to age, social class and measured intelligence. The four Piagetian tests comprised: "Angles of Incidence and Reflection". "Equilibrium in the Balance", "Communicating Vessels" and "The Projection of Shadows" (Inhelder end Piaget, 1958), patterned after Tisher (1962, 1971). The moral development variable served as the dependent variable, as measured by Kohlberg'e Moral Judgement Interview Schedules (1971b). Three statistical techniques were employed: (a) Student's t test, (b) Correlations Coefficients and (c) Stepwise Multiple Regression Analysis. The results indicated that: 1. A relationship exists between Piagetian operativity end moral development. 2. Logical reasoning is a relatively more effective indicator of moral maturity than a traditional intelligence measure.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors :
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Modgil, Celia.
Date : 1975
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Additional Information : Thesis (M.Phil.)--University of Surrey (United Kingdom), 1975.
Depositing User : EPrints Services
Date Deposited : 22 Jun 2018 14:24
Last Modified : 06 Nov 2018 16:53
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/847812

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