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One hundred college-age subjects were asked to present a recently, personally-experienced, moral conflict which was coded according to the stages of development elaborated by Kohlberg. The results indicated that the area of conflict is a factor affecting the level of maturity expressed in the resolution of the conflict. Subjects experiencing political and ideological conflicts resolved these conflicts on a more mature level of development than subjects experiencing honesty or social conflicts. Subjects experiencing sexual conflicts also resolved them on a more mature level than subjects experiencing honesty conflicts. No differences were found as a function of sex. Social conflicts were reported most often and legal conflicts least frequently. The results were discussed in terms of the differential responses to hypothetical and concrete moral conflicts.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 1973-01-01

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