Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Steve Rhodes

Second Advisor

Dr. Jim Jaksa

Third Advisor

Dr. Ernie Stech

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This study explored the differences in communication between groups comprised of persons in different stages of moral development. Hypotheses were developed related to the task dimension and the process dimension of group discussions. These hypotheses were based on the appropriateness of the content of the communication in the groups to stages with in Kohlberg's theory of moral development. Trends in the direction of the hypotheses were found in analyses of utterances of the individuals in the group.

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