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The relationship between college men’s religious preference and their level of moral development.
College Student Affairs Journal (2013)
  • Jerry L. Tatum, Old Dominion University
  • John D. Foubert, Oklahoma State University
  • Dale R Fuqua, Oklahoma State University - Main Campus
  • Christopher Ray
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between first year college men's religious preference (Catholic, Protest.ant, or none) and their level of moral development as measured by the Defining Issues TestShort Form (Rest, 1986). Data analyses were conducted based upon results for 161 in-coming college men. Results of an analysis of variance indicated that those with no stated religious preference had significantly higher P scores (M = 45.2, SD= 16.8) than respondents who identified as Roman Catholic (M = 36.1, SD= J 6.7) or as Protestant (M= 38.6, SD= 17.3). Implications are discussed regarding the relevance of Kohlberg's conceptualization of moral development for men who identify as Protestant or Roman Catholic.
Keywords
  • Religion,
  • moral development,
  • Christian,
  • men,
  • college
Publication Date
Fall 2013
Citation Information
Jerry L. Tatum, John D. Foubert, Dale R Fuqua and Christopher Ray. "The relationship between college men’s religious preference and their level of moral development." College Student Affairs Journal Vol. 31 Iss. 2 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_foubert/53/