Between an Example and a Precept, Which Has Greater Importance? A Comparison of the Channels of Socialization in Military Ethics

TitleBetween an Example and a Precept, Which Has Greater Importance? A Comparison of the Channels of Socialization in Military Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsYu, Y-M
JournalEthics & Behavior
Date Published2013
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10508422
KeywordsAFFINITY , behavior , COLLEGE , CORRELATION , Curricula , descriptive , ethics , just , Mass , MILITARY , Moral , Parents , Questionnaires , regression , SCALE , Socialization , TAIWAN , teaching
AbstractIn this study, I examined what channels of socialization influence the moral behavior of cadets. We conducted a regression analysis of the effects of parents' attitudes to moral education, the standard and potential curriculum of schools, peer groups, and communication media on individual ethics and discipline. The participants were recruited through a questionnaire survey on cadets from academy of military, naval, and air force, and four-year based students from R.O.C. National Defense University. The analysis results showed that the cultivation of morality among cadets was directly influenced by the school's potential curriculum (i.e., intern cadres and officers in company) and their parents' attitudes to moral education during early childhood. The results also indicated that the influence of teaching by example was more significant than that of teaching by precept. 
NotesYu, Yi-Ming 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Political Science National Defense University; Source Info: Sep2013, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p341; Subject Term: BEHAVIOR; Subject Term: COLLEGE students; Subject Term: CORRELATION (Statistics); Subject Term: CURRICULA (Courses of study); Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: MASS media; Subject Term: QUESTIONNAIRES; Subject Term: REGRESSION analysis; Subject Term: SCALE analysis (Psychology); Subject Term: SOCIALIZATION; Subject Term: MILITARY personnel; Subject Term: AFFINITY groups; Subject Term: TEACHING methods; Subject Term: MILITARY service; Subject Term: PARENTS -- Attitudes; Subject Term: DESCRIPTIVE statistics; Subject Term: TAIWAN; Author-Supplied Keyword: just community; Author-Supplied Keyword: military ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: moral development; Author-Supplied Keyword: moral judgment; Author-Supplied Keyword: moral training; Number of Pages: 19p; Illustrations: 2 Charts, 1 Graph; Document Type: Article