How do Scores of DIT and MJT Differ? A Critical Assessment of the Use of Alternative Moral Development Scales in Studies of Business Ethics

TitleHow do Scores of DIT and MJT Differ? A Critical Assessment of the Use of Alternative Moral Development Scales in Studies of Business Ethics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsIshida, C
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Volume67
Issue1
Pagination63 - 74
Date Published08/2006
PublisherSpringer
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0167-4544
AbstractThis article looks at the effectiveness of two different tests for measuring the cognitive moral development (CMD) of individuals, the Defining Issues Test (DIT), and the Moral Judgment Test (MJT). The two scales differ in their approaches to measuring CMD, focusing on stage preference (DIT) and stage consistency (MJT), yet empirical comparisons have been scarce. The present research empirically compares the two scales in terms of their correspondence with ethical ideology as a reference scale, and it demonstrates a clear distinction between the DIT and the MJT. Although they both aim to measure CMD, their dissimilar approaches lead to distinctly different implications.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-006-9005-9
DOI10.1007/s10551-006-9005-9
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