Moral reasoning among Kuwaiti adolescents

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Khaled Al-Rumaidhi
Cite this article:  Al-Rumaidhi, K. (2008). Moral reasoning among Kuwaiti adolescents. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 36(1), 115-122.


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The goal in the study was to examine the moral reasoning patterns of a sample of Kuwaiti male and female adolescents, and whether or not gender had an influence on their moral reasoning. There were 90 participants; 45 males and 45 females. They were randomly selected from three high schools in Kuwait city and were in grades 10-12. They ranged in age from 15-17 years (M = 15.9, SD = 1.8). The results show that the sample operated predominantly at stage 4 of Kohlberg’s (1984) moral judgment stages. No significant gender differences were found in the participants’ moral reasoning. These results are discussed in the light of previous research findings.

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