Moral principles : can college students identify the principles in moral stories? : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Keith-Spiegel, Patricia en_US
dc.contributor.author McKouen, Matthew J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:11:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:11:01Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.other A-182 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/191599
dc.description.abstract College students read four Aesop stories and were asked to identify the moral principle in the story. Stories were manipulated for difficulty and familiarity. Including or not including a list containing definitions of moral principles manipulated information available to students. Overall, it was found that almost half of the students could successfully identify the moral principles in the four stories. Results indicated that story familiarity helps students identify the moral principle. The list containing definitions of moral principles helped students identify the moral principle for all stories except easy familiar stories. The list of definitions did not help students identify the moral principle in the easy familiar condition. A significant interaction between story difficulty and story familiarity indicated that easy, familiar stories were considered easiest and that difficult, unfamiliar stories were considered most difficult. These and additional results are interpreted to suggest a failing in moral education today and the need for reform in moral education.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 30 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English. en_US
dc.title Moral principles : can college students identify the principles in moral stories? : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1244149 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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