Moral Reasoning of Nigerian and Pakistani Muslim Adolescents

Journal of Moral Education 7 (1):40-41 (1977)
Abstract Two studies were conducted to test the universality of Piaget's and Kohlberg's stages of the development of moral judgment in Nigerian and Pakistani cultures. For the first study, 120 Nigerian Muslim Hausa secondary school adolescents (60 boys and 60 girls), whose ages ranged between 14 and 16, were questioned individually about two of Piaget's moral judgment situations, representing two different moral attributes, clumsiness and equality. In the second study, 90 subjects (30 Nigerian Muslim Hausa, 30 Nigerian Muslim Yoruba, and 30 Pakistani Muslim Punjabi adolescents), whose ages ranged between 12 and 13, were questioned about one of Kohlberg's moral dilemmas. The nature of the subjects? responses suggested that moral reasoning of Nigerian and Pakistani Muslim adolescents are greatly affected by their cultural values
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DOI 10.1080/0305724770070105
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M. Lydiat (1973). Development of Moral Judgments in Children. Journal of Moral Education 3 (1):367-377.

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