Conducted the Moral Judgment Interview (MJI) with 6 traditional leaders (28-74 yrs old) living in Kenya and 6 men who were similar but were nonleaders. Leaders scored slightly but significantly higher than nonleaders on the MJI. The cultural values expressed are discussed in relation to Ss' community roles and the structure of their society. Thus, contrary to criticisms of L. Kohlberg (1971), findings demonstrate a significant relationship between a social indicator (i.e., status as a moral leader) and responses to moral dilemmas. (38 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- cultural values &
- moral reasoning &
- social roles &
- social structure, 28-74 yr old male leaders vs nonleaders, Kenya
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Life-span and Life-course Studies