Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas)
versão On-line ISSN 1982-0275
PRUST, Laísa Weber e GOMIDE, Paula Inez Cunha. Relation between parents' and adolescents' moral behavior. Estud. psicol. (Campinas) [online]. 2007, vol.24, n.1, pp. 53-60. ISSN 1982-0275. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-166X2007000100006.
Morality, among the variables related to the development of antisocial behavior, was particularly approached in this study. The reviewed literature demonstrates that the presence of guilt, shame, empathy, honesty, generosity and positive opinions about working and absence of antisocial behavior determine moral behavior. This paper evaluated the moral behavior levels difference in two groups: Risk and Nonrisk of families. The Moral Behavior Questionnaire, containing the abovementioned variables, was drawn up to to assess this relation. This questionnaire was the base for the Moral Behavior Level calculation. Two distinct groups have filled it out (Risk Group and Nonrisk Group). Each group was made up by 30 adolescents and their parents. The non-parametric test of Maan-Whitney showed that the Moral Behavior Level meaning for both groups were different. The correlation analysis of Spearman showed that there was positive correlation between the adolescents' and their parents' Moral Behavior Levels .
Palavras-chave : moral development; parental practices; antisocial behavior.