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BIAGGIO, Angela; VIKAN, Arne and CAMINO, Cleonice. Social orientation, sexual role, and moral judgment: a comparison of two brazilian and one norwegian sample. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.1, pp. 1-6. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722005000100002.
Thirty female and 30 male university students each from Joao Pessoa and Porto Alegre were compared to a comparable Norwegian sample of 60 female and 60 male students. Except for a suggestion of differences in women's cultural orientation, comparisons on Gibbs' test of justice morality, the ECI test for ethic of care, Bem's sex role inventory, and Triandis' test for cultural orientations showed that all differences were between the Norwegian sample and the Brazilian samples as a unit. Brazilians showed a differentiation of sex roles, which was not shown in Norwegians, and higher scores on the collectivism cultural orientation. Norwegians showed higher scores ECI, which might be because of a culture bias in the test. No difference was shown for individualism cultural orientation, and on Gibbs' test. Men scored higher on the total individualism measure, and women on vertical collectivism. JP women scored as more hedonistic and individual than the PA women, who scores as more traditional than the JP women.
Keywords : Social orientation; sexual role; moral judgment; comparative study.