publication . Article . 2008

measurement invariance in a measure of prosocial moral reasoning to use with adolescents from the usa and brazil

Gustavo Carlo; Meredith McGinley; Scott C. Roesch; Jennifer W. Kaminski;
  • Published: 11 Nov 2008 Journal: Journal of Moral Education, volume 37, pages 485-502 (issn: 0305-7240, eissn: 1465-3877, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Scholars have noted the need to examine the psychometric properties of measures that can be used in evaluating moral education programs. The present study was designed to examine the best‐fitting factor model of a commonly‐used measure of prosocial moral reasoning (PROM) across samples from Brazil and the USA, gender and adolescent age groups. The samples consisted of 619 college students (M age = 20.59 years, SD = 4.08; 41% men, 59% women) and 239 middle and high school students (M age = 14.02 years, SD = 3.04; 45% boys, 55% girls) from the USA. There were 114 college students (M age = 21.81, SD = 4.33; 35% men, 65% women) and 136 middle and high school student...
free text keywords: Religious studies, Developmental psychology, Prosocial behavior, Psychology, Psychometrics, Measurement invariance, Age groups, Moral reasoning, Pedagogy, Adolescent age, Moral education, Social psychology, Prom
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