Moral development in turkish children, adolescents, and young adults

Elliot Turiel, Carolyn Pope Edwards, Lawrence Kohlberg

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The development with age of moral judgments was studied in three groups of Turkish children, adolescents, and young adults. Males 10 to 25 years old were studied in a rural village and two cities. Subjects responded to moral dilemmas and their responses were scored for stage of development. Cross-sectional and some longitudinal data showed that the stage sequence of development for all three Turkish groups was the same as has previously been found for other Western and non-Western samples. Some differences were found between the three Turkish groups; these were differences in rate of development through the sequence of stages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-86
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1978


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology

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