Journal of Moral Education 31 (4):373-391 (2002)

Abstract
The present study explored Kohlberg's theory of moral development in relation to Korean and British children. A total of 128 Korean and British children aged 7-16 years were interviewed individually using Kohlberg's moral dilemmas, Form A. It was thought that the children in both cultural groups would develop moral stages at a similar rate. However, they showed cultural differences in the use of moral orientations. In addition, it was not possible to match some of the responses from the Korean children to Kohlberg's manual, implying that there are some Korean traditional concepts which affect Korean children's moral reasoning that Kohlberg was not aware of. Thus, Kohlberg's system could be used to examine children's general moral stage but was insufficient to understand fully Korean children's moral reasoning. The present study suggests that the interpretation of children's moral reasoning should be made based on consideration of cultural influence
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/0305724022000029626
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 55,981
External links

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

The Measurement of Moral Judgment.Anne Colby - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
Societal Complexity and Moral Development: A Kenyan Study.Carolyn P. Edwards - 1975 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 3 (4):505-527.
Societal Complexity and Moral Development.Carolyn P. Edwards - 1975 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 3 (4):505-527.

View all 9 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

The Weirdest People in the World?Joseph Henrich, Steven J. Heine & Ara Norenzayan - 2010 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (2-3):61-83.
WEIRD Languages Have Misled Us, Too.Asifa Majid & Stephen C. Levinson - 2010 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (2-3):103-103.
Editorial.Li Maosen, Monica J. Taylor & Yang Shaogang - 2004 - Journal of Moral Education 33 (4):405-428.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Kohlberg and Piaget: Differences and Similarities.Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos - 1991 - Journal of Moral Education 20 (1):47-54.
The Primacy of Virtue in Children's Moral Development.Daniel Putman - 1995 - Journal of Moral Education 24 (2):175-183.
The Sociomoral Reasoning and Behaviour of Deaf Children.Paul Arnold - 1993 - Journal of Moral Education 22 (2):157-166.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-09-02

Total views
64 ( #154,172 of 2,403,516 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #551,205 of 2,403,516 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes