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    Predictors of Moral Thought in Two Contrasting Adolescent Samples.Janette Perz, Pauline Howie & Fiona A. White - 2000 - Ethics and Behavior 10 (3):199-214.
    This study investigated the consistency of the finding that family cohesion and adaptability are significant predictors of adolescent moral thought. To test this, 175 adolescents from a metropolitan population and 146 from an urban fringe population were administered White's revised Moral Authority Scale, Olson et al.'s Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale, and a family demographic questionnaire. A linear relation between family cohesion and family and equality sources of moral authority was found in both samples. However, the significant linear relation (...)
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    Sources of Influence in Moral Thought: The New Moral Authority Scale.Fiona A. White - 1996 - Journal of Moral Education 25 (4):421-439.
    Abstract Current interest in theorising about moral judgement has been dominated by Kohlberg's (1969, 1971) cognitive developmental view. This paper will argue that Kohlberg's and Rest's purely ?formalistic? conceptualisations of moral judgement and associated measures may misrepresent the true nature of moral thought. Henry (1983a) and Trainer (1982) have identified certain logical inconsistencies in Kohlberg's reliance on the ?form? of moral judgements, arguing for a reconceptualisation in terms of the ?content? of moral judgement, a much neglected yet equally informative alternative. (...)
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    Moral Comprehension and What It Might Tell Us About Moral Reasoning and Political Orientation.Benjamin R. Marx, R. F. Soames Job, Fiona A. White & J. Clare Wilson - 2007 - Journal of Moral Education 36 (2):199-219.
    Comprehension of moral reasoning is important both for successful moral education and for Kohlbergian claims that moral reasoning development is cognitive in nature. Because a psychometrically appropriate moral comprehension instrument does not appear to exist, the Moral Comprehension Questionnaire was constructed in Study 1 and displayed some positive reliability and validity findings. Study 2 used this questionnaire to examine whether the increased Defining Issue Test p scores shown by liberals is indicative of increased cognitive development. While liberals displayed slightly greater (...)
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