Research on Moral Judgment Competency of College Students in Mainland China with DIT-2

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Qian Zhang
Stephen J. Thoma

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The purpose of this paper was to (1) examine moral judgment competency of a sample of 811 Chinese college students from a Southern university in mainland China with DIT-2; and (2) test whether gender, education, major, academic performance, and one-child policy have significant effect on the participants’ moral judgment competency. Results show that the participants score high in both Personal Interest schema and Postconventional schema, while low in Maintaining Norms schema. Gender and major have significant effect on participants’ moral judgment competency in China, while education level, academic performance and one-child family have no significant effect on their moral judgment competency. Reasons are discussed in the paper.

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Zhang, Q., & Thoma, S. J. (2018). Research on Moral Judgment Competency of College Students in Mainland China with DIT-2. ETHICS IN PROGRESS, 8(2), 80-96. https://doi.org/10.14746/eip.2017.2.7
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Qian Zhang, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Qian Zhang is Associate Professor of the School of English and Education at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China. Her research interests focus on moral judgment development in adolescents, and moral education in college. She currently serves as Secretary for Asia-pacific Network for Moral Education. Email address: gwzhangqian@126.com

Stephen J. Thoma, University of Alabama

Stephen J. Thoma is university research professor at the University of Alabama, USA, and Chair in Moral Psychology and Psychometrics at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research interests focus on personality and social development in adolescents and young adults, moral Judgment development, and higher and professional education and social development. Email address: sthoma@bamaed.ua.edu

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