Justice reasoning and responsibility reasoning in relation to commitment and happiness in long-term marriages

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ellen Pemberton Goodwin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Rebecca M. Smith

Abstract: Marriage, as a microcosm of society, involves the moral dilemmas of conflicting rights, competing claims, and responsibility for decisions. This study focused on the moral development of the individual-in-relationship using commitment and happiness as the common ground. The purposes of this study were (a) to describe justice reasoning and responsibility reasoning of individuals in long-term marriages and (b) to assess the relationship of justice and responsibility reasoning to commitment and perceived happiness. Separate in-depth interviews were conducted with 30 individuals in 15 long-term marriages. Data collected were responses to three hypothetical dilemmas, four real-life dilemmas, and questions on commitment and happiness.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Marriage $x Moral and ethical aspects
Married people

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