David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Moral Education 31 (3):325-338 (2002)
This paper draws on evidence from Alverno's longitudinal research to make the case that the DIT is best characterised as measuring growth in moral reasoning rather than a broader construct of moral development. As a broader moral development construct, the cognitive developmental construction of moral judgement appears to be integrated within the even broader developmental and subjective construction of self as meaning-maker. Factorial and other evidence from the battery of instruments supports reconceptualizing the moral growth of the person and suggests key areas for further validity inquiry on the DIT. Although this evidence challenges current DIT theory, including aspects of the Four Component Model, it is also consistent with prevailing substantive interpretations of growth on the DIT described by Rest and his colleagues
|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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Bill Puka (2002). The DIT and the 'Dark Side' of Development. Journal of Moral Education 31 (3):339-352.
Larry Nucci (2002). Goethe's Faust Revisited: Lessons From DIT Research. Journal of Moral Education 31 (3):315-324.
Patricia J. Craig & Sharon Nodie Oja (2012). Moral Judgement Changes Among Undergraduates in a Capstone Internship Experience. Journal of Moral Education 42 (1):43-70.
James M. Day (1991). Role‐Taking Revisited: Narrative and Cognitive‐Developmental Interpretations of Moral Growth. Journal of Moral Education 20 (3):305-315.
Wilton H. Bunch (2005). Changing Moral Judgement in Divinity Students. Journal of Moral Education 34 (3):363-370.
Robert D. Enright & Darwin D. Hendel (1979). An Evaluation of Growth in a University Programme. Journal of Moral Education 9 (1):50-52.
James R. Rest (1988). Why Does College Promote Development in Moral Judgement? Journal of Moral Education 17 (3):183-194.
Peter E. Mudrack (2003). The Untapped Relevance of Moral Development Theory in the Study of Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 42 (3):225 - 236.
Helen Weinreich (1975). Kohlberg and Piaget: Aspects of Their Relationship in the Field of Moral Development. Journal of Moral Education 4 (3):201-213.
Darcia Narvaez & Tonia Bock (2002). Moral Schemas and Tacit Judgement or How the Defining Issues Test is Supported by Cognitive Science. Journal of Moral Education 31 (3):297-314.
Muriel J. Bebeau (2002). The Defining Issues Test and the Four Component Model: Contributions to Professional Education. Journal of Moral Education 31 (3):271-295.
W. Pitt Derryberry & Stephen J. Thoma (2005). Functional Differences: Comparing Moral Judgement Developmental Phases of Consolidation and Transition. Journal of Moral Education 34 (1):89-106.
Chiharu Ishida (2006). How Do Scores of DIT and MJT Differ? A Critical Assessment of the Use of Alternative Moral Development Scales in Studies of Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 67 (1):63 - 74.
Dann G. Fisher & John T. Sweeney (1998). The Relationship Between Political Attitudes and Moral Judgment: Examining the Validity of the Defining Issues Test. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 17 (8):905-916.
Judith A. Maccallum (1993). Teacher Reasoning and Moral Judgement in the Context of Student Discipline Situations. Journal of Moral Education 22 (1):3-17.
Added to index2010-09-02
Total downloads5 ( #249,051 of 1,413,344 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #154,160 of 1,413,344 )
How can I increase my downloads?