Studied 167 female college students to test the predictions that for Ss whose moral reasoning is predominantly at the lower stages, a curvilinear relation would exist between the level of justification and altruism; altruism should increase from a Level 1 to Level 2 justification and then decrease from Level 2 to Level 3. The pattern of results for the interaction and the trend analyses provide qualified support for the predictions made on the basis of comprehension and preference. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- moral justification & reasoning levels, altruism, female college students
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Life-span and Life-course Studies