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Moral Judgment in Portuguese Children

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dc.contributor.author Fonseca, Antonio Castro
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-30T18:42:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-30T18:42:18Z
dc.date.issued 1986-09
dc.identifier.citation A.C. Fonseca, "Moral Judgment in Portuguese Children", Thesis, School of Arts & Sciences, Univ. of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, 1986. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/1479
dc.description This thesis is being archived as a Digitized Shelf Copy for campus access to current students and staff only. We currently cannot provide this open access without the author's permission. If you are the author of this work and desire to provide it open access or wish access removed please contact the Wahlstrom Library to discuss permission. en_US
dc.description.abstract The main purpose of this study was to examine the development of moral judgment in a sample of Portuguese children within a piagetian framework. The instrument used for this effect was the Moral Development Scale (MDS) recently prepared by Kurtines Pimm and Pimm (1981). The MDS was individually administered to 140 children (10 boys and 10 girls of each age level) who, in the Spring, 1986, attended 3 kindergarten and 3 elementary schools of the town of Coimbra in Portugal. The results of the data analysis showed that the frequency of autonomous answers increased with age although at a variable pace in the different dimensions of moral judgment assessed by this, scale. No significant effect of the variable sex was found. Finally, a systematic analysis of the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of MDS indicated that it was a valid and reliable instrument. Suggestions for future studies with this Scale are presented. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Portugal en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.subject Moral development scale (MDS) en_US
dc.title Moral Judgment in Portuguese Children en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.institute.department School of Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US


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