The Moral Judgement Test: Theory and Validation of the Turkish Version: Ahlaki Yargı Testi MUT’un Teorisi ve Türkçe Versiyonunun Geçerliği


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Kuram Ve Uygulamada Egitim Bilimleri, vol.1, no.2, pp.295-321, 2001 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Name: Kuram Ve Uygulamada Egitim Bilimleri
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EBSCO Education Source, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-321
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The -MUT- is an objective and rational questionnaire. It is based on the cognitive theory of moral development of Kohlberg. The MUT measures moral judgment as a core element of a democratic personality. The individual's capacity to reflect one's intuitively gained opinion on the basis of autonomously selected moral principles is an essential precondition of democratic decision making. As “moral actions” and “moral attitudes” cannot be defined on pure cognitive or motivational criteria, the MUT purposes to measure both cognitive and affective aspects of moral judgment simultaneously but as distinguished. The test has been validated in ten different languages and includes three factors: The stages, the dilemmas, and pros and Cons. The present validity study of the Turkish version of the test (MUT-TR) was done using the scores of 461 subjects. The results showed its validity on the Turkish sample. It is concluded that the instrument is useful and valuable means to rationally and objectively measure moral judgment and democratic personality.