An investigation was conducted to see if age and gender are related to a preference for a caring versus a justice morality. The World View Questionnaire with 40 word pairs was used to measure a preference for a caring morality. It was found that there was a significant gender difference in the caring score, with the females scoring higher than the males. There also was a significant religious difference in the caring score with religious and especially Mormon subjects scoring higher than non-religious subjects. There was not, however, a significant age difference as was predicted.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Psychology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Clay, Samuel L., "Age, Gender, and Religious Differences in Moral Perspective" (1990). Theses and Dissertations. 4604.
Caring, Research, Judgment, Ethics, Research, Mormons