TITLE

Are Women More Ethical? Recent Findings on the Effects of Gender Upon Moral Development

AUTHOR(S)
White Jr., Richard D.
PUB. DATE
July 1999
SOURCE
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jul99, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p459
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Investigates the effect of gender on moral development. Comparison of the moral development of 299 male and female members of the United States Coast Guard; Kohlberg's moral development framework to operationalize levels of moral judgment; Rest's Defining Issues Test as a measure; Results that women scored higher than males; Criticisms of Kohlberg; Implications for public-sector ethics.
ACCESSION #
2133601

 

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