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Volume :20 Issue : 77 2002      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

A Critical Review of Studies on Moral Judgment Development Using the Defining Issues Test in Arab Countries

Auther : Ramadan A. Ahmed, Uwe P. Gielen

This article reviews published and unpublished studies employing Rest’s Defining Issues Test (DIT) in various Arab countries. The DIT is based on Kohlberg’s developmental theory of moral reasoning and aims to measure an individual’s preference hierarchy for stage-typical moral arguments. On the basis of a detailed and cross-culturally oriented review of specific findings, it has been noted that a number of methodological problems make it difficult to arrive at definite conclusions about the usefulness of the DIT in Arab cultural settings. The results of the studies under review suggest that other Kohlbergian measures, such as Gibbs’ Social Reflection Measure-Short Form (SRM-SF) may be more useful than the DIT for studies aiming to investigate the moral development of Arab respondents.

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