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dc.contributor.advisorFigueredo, Aurelio J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAlvarado, Beatriz Irene
dc.creatorAlvarado, Beatriz Ireneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-10T22:11:35Z
dc.date.available2012-09-10T22:11:35Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/242383
dc.description.abstractFairness and justice are often used interchangeably in socio-legal research. The goal of this study was to use 157 student-produced examples of either "injustice" or "unfairness" to determine whether differences exist in the content of the stories, and by extension, the definitions of these terms, and on participants' scores on modified versions of Kohlberg and Gilligan's levels of moral development. As hypothesized, the two terms were related, yet significantly different, with "unfairness" stories highlighting violations of equality, and "injustice" stories highlighting legal interactions and violations of equity. Sex differences were also found such that females were more likely to write stories rated high on unfairness and therefore equality, but no sex differences were found in level of moral reasoning reached by this sample. Future research is aimed at developing theory to explain differences, including the possible innate nature of "fairness" and environmental requirements leading to a concept of "justice".
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectfairnessen_US
dc.subjectjusticeen_US
dc.subjectmoral developmenten_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.subjectequalityen_US
dc.subjectequityen_US
dc.titleJustice, Fairness, and Moral Development: Differences in the Generation of Exemplarsen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBeck, Connie J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBecker, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJacobs, William J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFigueredo, Aurelio J.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-09-03T23:44:28Z
html.description.abstractFairness and justice are often used interchangeably in socio-legal research. The goal of this study was to use 157 student-produced examples of either "injustice" or "unfairness" to determine whether differences exist in the content of the stories, and by extension, the definitions of these terms, and on participants' scores on modified versions of Kohlberg and Gilligan's levels of moral development. As hypothesized, the two terms were related, yet significantly different, with "unfairness" stories highlighting violations of equality, and "injustice" stories highlighting legal interactions and violations of equity. Sex differences were also found such that females were more likely to write stories rated high on unfairness and therefore equality, but no sex differences were found in level of moral reasoning reached by this sample. Future research is aimed at developing theory to explain differences, including the possible innate nature of "fairness" and environmental requirements leading to a concept of "justice".


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