Characteristics Associated With Individuals’ Caring, Just, and Brave Expressions of the Tendency to Be a Moral Rebel

TitleCharacteristics Associated With Individuals’ Caring, Just, and Brave Expressions of the Tendency to Be a Moral Rebel
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSonnentag, TL, Wadian, TW, Barnett, MA, Gretz, MR, Bailey, SM
JournalEthics and Behavior
Date Published2018
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10508422
KeywordsCOURAGE , EMPATHY , ethics , MIDWEST , Moral , Psychological , QUALITATIVE , regression , SELF-esteem , SELF-perception , SOCIAL , VALUES , White
AbstractExtending previous research on the characteristics associated with adolescents’ general tendency to be a moral rebel (Sonnentag & Barnett, 2016), the present study examined the roles of moral identity and (general and situation-specific) moral courage characteristics on 3 (i.e., caring, just, and brave) expressions of the tendency to stand up for one’s beliefs and values despite social pressure not to do so. Results revealed that general and situation-specific moral courage characteristics are important motivators of individuals’ caring, just, and brave expressions of the tendency to be a moral rebel, especially when they possess a relatively strong moral identity.
NotesSonnentag, Tammy L. 1; Email Address: Wadian, Taylor W. 2 Barnett, Mark A. 2 Gretz, Matthew R. 1 Bailey, Sarah M. 1; Affiliation: 1: School of Psychology, Xavier University 2: Department of Psychological Sciences, Kansas State University; Source Info: Jul2018, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p411; Subject Term: COURAGE; Subject Term: EMPATHY; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: PSYCHOLOGICAL tests; Subject Term: REGRESSION analysis; Subject Term: SELF-esteem testing; Subject Term: SELF-perception; Subject Term: SOCIAL skills; Subject Term: VALUES (Ethics); Subject Term: WHITE people; Subject Term: QUALITATIVE research; Subject Term: MIDWEST (U.S.); Author-Supplied Keyword: moral behavior; Author-Supplied Keyword: moral courage characteristics; Author-Supplied Keyword: moral identity; Author-Supplied Keyword: moral rebel; Number of Pages: 18p; Illustrations: 2 Charts; Document Type: Article