A Study of Moral Judgment Competence Among Indian Students

FedUni Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 2, No. 1, 53-60

10 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2012

Date Written: February 1, 2012

Abstract

The importance of morals and moral competence has always been acknowledged. This article attempts to study the moral judgment competence among the students of a university. The results of this study were partly confirming and partly contrasting with the literature. While the presence of a course in ethics does not seem to make much difference in moral judgment competence, gender seems to have had a strong impact. One of the earlier assumptions of cultural differences as a reason for different moral judgment competence has also been tested and identified to be operational. Overall, this article reviews the moral judgment competence and presents an empirical study of the same among Indian students.

Keywords: Moral judgment competence, decision-making, ethical dilemma, gender

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Chaganti, Vinay Kumar, A Study of Moral Judgment Competence Among Indian Students (February 1, 2012). FedUni Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 2, No. 1, 53-60, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2089262

Vinay Kumar Chaganti (Contact Author)

Osmania University ( email )

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
India

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