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dc.contributor.advisorGrimes-Maguire, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.authorHarkin, Emmaen
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-29T11:32:38Z
dc.date.available2014-07-29T11:32:38Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationHarkin, E. (2008). Sibling influences in the moral reasoning of adolescents, using the PROM questionnaire. Bachelors Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/1836
dc.description.abstractBased on findings showing that birth order and the presence or absence of siblings influence personality (Adler, 1927; Stewart & Stewart, 1995; Sulloway, 1996), especially when that sibling has a disability (Meyer, 1997; Nesa, 2005), this research aims to investigate the effect of such variables on adolescents' moral reasoning. A sample of male and female adolescents from three secondary schools in Dublin, aged 12-18 (n = 164), were given the Prosocial Reasoning Objective Measure (PROM) questionnaire (Cario, Einsberg & Knight, 1992). Only-children scored significantly higher in needs-orientated reasoning type then sibling adolescents while sibling adolescents scored significantly higher in internalised type then only-children. Males scored significantly higher in approval-oriented type then females while females scored significantly higher than males in needs-oriented type (p < 0.05). However no significant difference was found between those who had a sibling with a disability, the different age groups or between the different family rank orders. Cultural background was not taken into account while further research may consider number of siblings and severity of disability of a sibling.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectApplied psychologyen
dc.titleSibling influences in the moral reasoning of adolescents, using the PROM questionnaireen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
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dc.type.degreenameBA in Psychologyen
dc.type.degreelevelBAen


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