Personality type, locus of control and sex role orientation as predictors within two moral perspectives among young adults

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George Dewey Ritchie (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Vira R. Kivett

Abstract: The present study investigated the relationships between personality type, locus of control orientation, and sex role orientation and the levels of each of the care and justice perspectives in young adults. Subjects were 134 18 to 25 years old, male and female, caucasian, technical community college students who were enrolled in a college transfer curriculum. They were administered five paper-and-pencil instruments: the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator; Rotter's Internal/External Scale; the Bem sex Role Inventory; the Relationship Self Inventory; and the Defining Issues Test. Separate multiple stepwise discriminant analyses were performed to test each of the hypotheses. The analyses provided partial support for three of the six hypotheses. Within the care ethic, individuals at the third level were found to be androgynous, externally controlled, and to value responsibility in relationships. Those at level two were masculine, internally controlling rule-followers. Care level one persons were feminine, internally controlling, who valued responsibility in relationships.

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Language: English
Date: 1991
Personality assessment
Locus of control
Sex role

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