Actitudes religiosas, valores y razonamiento moral.
The aim of this work is to analyse the relationship between religiosity, values preferences and moral reasoning, in human being like moral and religious, assuming that moral and religiosity are two different but not incompatible dimensions, and being possible to strike levels of excellence in both of them: genuine experience of transcendence and moral autonomy. Moral dimension is understanding from cognitive and structural L. Kohlbergs theory, values preferences from M. Rokeachs theory and religious dimension like attitudinal area with cognitive, affective and behavioural components.
The sample is composed by 323 university students (275 females, 48 males). Hypothesis declare: 1. Sex is not significant on moral reasoning; 2. Age and academic level are significant on moral reasoning; 3. Religiosity is significantly associated to values preferentes; 4. Differences in moral reasoning development are associated with differences in values preferentes; 5. Religiosity is significantly associated to high scores in moral postconventionality P index-.
Defining Issues Test (J. Rest), Values Scale (A) (M. Rokeach) and Questionaire of Religious Attitudes (adapted from J. Elzo) are used. Results: Hypothesis 1-2-5 are not confirmed; hypothesis 3-4 are confirmed.
Religious subjects strike lower scores in P postconventional moral reasoning- that not religious, but higher scores in D index moral maturity-. DIT seems to be not sensitive to evalue the possible postconventional religiosity and its relationship with postconventional moral reasoning-, because of ideological slant; so religious subjects appear like more conventional and less postconventional.
Advisor:Pérez Delgado, Esteban
School:Universitat de València
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:07/26/2002