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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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LIND, Georg. The meaning and measurement of moral competence revisited: a dual-aspect model. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2000, vol.13, n.3, pp.399-416. ISSN 0102-7972.

This paper focused on the methodological aspects related to the measurement of the moral-competence concept as defined by Lawrence Kohlberg. The Moral Judgment Test (MJT) was compared to the Kohlberg’s Moral Judgment Interview (MJI) and Rest’s Defining Issues Test (DIT). The cognitive and affective aspects are contemplated in the MJT in such a way that they are not confounded. This procedure allows their use in the assessment of outcomes in the intervention processes. In these situations, it can be verified more clearly through MJT if the changes obtained refer to attitudes or indeed to the moral-competence aspect. Educational processes in families, schools, and universities are valued in the development of moral competence.

Keywords : Moral competence; intervention; moral judgment evaluation.

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