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The role of value structure in the adolescent's justification of decision



Year of publication 2002
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Abstracts book 13th general meeting of the EAESP
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Psychology
Keywords adolescents value moral dilemma
Description Paper presents our investigation of relation between structure of values and problem reasoning and solving. A sample of 304 adolescents aged from 14 to 18) was investigated in order to ascertain relation between decision making and reasoning in dilemmatic situations and value preference. Respondents were presented with dilemmas concerning abortion, life threat due to kidnapping, race, euthanasia, sale a baby. The agreement and disagreement solution and set of reasons were provided. Subject were also asked to compare different values mutually. Method of regression has been used to find value predictors for individual reasons of dilemma solution
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