David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Moral Education 11 (4):219-232 (1982)
Abstract A study was conducted to examine the nature of moral problems as formulated by gifted adolescents. Subjects from Grades 9?12 were asked to generate stories involving a moral problem and to provide a solution. As in Kohlberg's moral dilemmas, students depicted a central protagonist as well as a definite subsidiary character. There was a significant relationship between the sex of the student and the sex of the protagonist. The protagonist and subsidiary characters were approximate to the age of the subject. Half (53 per cent) of the moral problems involved friendship or a love relationship between the protagonist and the subsidiary character. Most subjects (92 per cent) were able to give guidelines for a solution to their moral problem. Solutions to moral problems were categorized as indicating primarily either a personal (focus on self) or social (focus on group or society at large) perspective. The majority (55 per cent) of subjects gave solutions based on a social perspective, while 45 per cent offered solutions indicating a personal perspective. Comparisons by sex and grade revealed that older students (Grades 11 and 12) tended to resolve their moral problems from a personal perspective while the younger students (Grades 9 and 10) more often took a social perspective. Comparisons were also made between the stories written by gifted adolescents, the Kohlberg dilemmas, and the moral dilemmas formulated by a general population of adolescents (Yussen, 1977).
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Roger R. Straughan (1975). Hypothetical Moral Situations. Journal of Moral Education 4 (3):183-189.
Citations of this work BETA
Ruth Jonathan (1988). The Notion of Giftedness ‐ or, ‘How Long is a Piece of String?‘1. British Journal of Educational Studies 36 (2):111-125.
Ruth Jonathan (1988). The Notion of Giftedness - Or, 'How Long Is a Piece of String?'. British Journal of Educational Studies 36 (2):111 - 125.
Similar books and articles
Muhammad Maqsud (1979). Resolutions of Moral Dilemmas by Nigerian Secondary School Pupils. Journal of Moral Education 9 (1):36-44.
M. Maqsud (1977). Moral Reasoning of Nigerian and Pakistani Muslim Adolescents. Journal of Moral Education 7 (1):40-41.
Sharie McNamee (1977). Moral Behaviour, Moral Development and Motivation. Journal of Moral Education 7 (1):27-31.
Ann Breslin (1982). Tolerance and Moral Reasoning Among Adolescents in Ireland. Journal of Moral Education 11 (2):112-127.
Dennis L. Krebs, Sandra C. Vermeulen, Kathy L. Denton & Jeremy I. Carpendale (1994). Gender and Perspective Differences in Moral Judgement and Moral Orientation. Journal of Moral Education 23 (1):17-26.
Ian Wright (1978). Moral Reasoning and Conduct of Selected Elementary School Students. Journal of Moral Education 7 (3):199-205.
Amie K. Senland & Ann Higgins-D'Alessandro (2013). Moral Reasoning and Empathy in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implications for Moral Education. Journal of Moral Education 42 (2):209-223.
Djilali Bouhmama (1984). Assessment of Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development in Two Cultures. Journal of Moral Education 13 (2):124-132.
Lawrence J. Walker & Thomas J. Moran (1991). Moral Reasoning in a Communist Chinese Society. Journal of Moral Education 20 (2):139-155.
Don MacNiven (1993). Creative Morality. Routledge.
Louise Marchand‐Jodoin & Jean‐Marc Samson (1982). Kohlberg's Theory Applied to the Moral and Sexual Development of Adults1. Journal of Moral Education 11 (4):247-258.
Patricia Nevers, Ulrich Gebhard & Elfriede Billmann‐Mahecha (1997). Patterns of Reasoning Exhibited by Children and Adolescents in Response to Moral Dilemmas Involving Plants, Animals and Ecosystems. Journal of Moral Education 26 (2):169-186.
John M. Rybash (1980). How Teachers Help Children Resolve Moral Dilemmas. Journal of Moral Education 10 (1):18-23.
K. Rigby (1989). Gender, Orientation to Authority and Delinquency Among Adolescents: A Cross‐Cultural Perspective. Journal of Moral Education 18 (2):112-117.
Joseph Guttman, Yaakov Bar‐Zohar & Klara Statter (1981). Locus of Control and Moral Judgement: A Cross‐Cultural Study in Israel. Journal of Moral Education 10 (3):186-191.
Added to index2010-09-02
Total downloads5 ( #415,032 of 1,777,777 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #291,290 of 1,777,777 )
How can I increase my downloads?