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Psicologia em Estudo
Print version ISSN 1413-7372
SILVA, Nelson Pedro. A study on the faithfullness to the pledged word among students. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.2, pp. 229-242. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722004000200009.
We present results of a research whose purpose was to investigate the influence of the faithfulness to the pledged word among students. We have adopted the Piagetian framework and the theory of values. We have used 186 informers of both sexes, from different ages and from unfavorable social and economical level. By means of six little stories, we have contrasted faithfulness to theft and lies. The results have indicated that age and interpersonal involvement do not interfere in judgments; there is a predominance of a view circumscribed to the male universe and another to the female universe and most of the students choose the ethics of justice. We believe that it has happened because the interviewees prioritized private values related to glory.
Keywords : faithfulness to the pledged word; students values; psychology of human morality.