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The dual moral self: moral centrality and internal moral motivation.
J Genet Psychol. 2011 Oct-Dec; 172(4):309-28.JG

Abstract

In this study, the relationship between two aspects of the moral self, moral centrality and internal moral motivation, was analyzed. It is argued that these 2 aspects are conceptually distinct but nonetheless empirically related. Based on a cross-sectional study of 205 adolescents (M age = 14.83 years, SD = 2.21 years) it was found that moral centrality and internal moral motivation, even though substantially correlated, interacted in predicting moral emotion expectancies. Even though moral centrality was unrelated to adolescents' age it predicted a longitudinal increase in internal moral motivation over a 1-year interval. Overall, the findings call for a differentiation of moral centrality and internal moral motivation as 2 distinct but interrelated aspects of moral self-development that follow different developmental trajectories and are differentially related to age. At the same time, the study points out that adolescence may be less important for the development of the moral self than commonly assumed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Wilfrid Laurier University, Department of Psychology, 75 University Avenue W, Waterloo N2L3C5, Ontario, Canada. tkrettenauer@wlu.ca

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22256680

Citation

Krettenauer, Tobias. "The Dual Moral Self: Moral Centrality and Internal Moral Motivation." The Journal of Genetic Psychology, vol. 172, no. 4, 2011, pp. 309-28.
Krettenauer T. The dual moral self: moral centrality and internal moral motivation. J Genet Psychol. 2011;172(4):309-28.
Krettenauer, T. (2011). The dual moral self: moral centrality and internal moral motivation. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 172(4), 309-28.
Krettenauer T. The Dual Moral Self: Moral Centrality and Internal Moral Motivation. J Genet Psychol. 2011 Oct-Dec;172(4):309-28. PubMed PMID: 22256680.
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