An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Moral Development and Communication in Small Groups
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Steve Rhodes
Dr. Jim Jaksa
Dr. Ernie Stech
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.
Ellis, Beth Hartman, "An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Moral Development and Communication in Small Groups" (1985). Masters Theses. 1370.