Moral reasoning stages of secondary school head teachers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the light of Kohlberg’s theory of moral development

Volume 06 - Issue 02
Umar Farooq R.A. Farooq Rabia Tabassum Shafqat Ali Khan
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Abstract:


The study was designed to investigate the moral reasoning stages of head teachers of secondary schools of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Objectives of the study were (1) to investigate the stages of moral reasoning among secondary school head teachers in the light of Kohlberg’s theory of moral development, (2) to find out the differences in moral reasoning of secondary school head teachers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, (3) to determine the differences in moral reasoning of secondary school head teachers of rural and urban areas. The target population consisted of 5816 secondary school head teachers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Sample consisted of 160 head teachers. To identify the stages of moral development of head teachers, Kohlberg’s Moral Judgment Interview, Form A was used as an instrument to collect the data. The responses of the head teachers were interpreted by using Standard Issue Scoring Manual. Chi- square technique was used to determine the differences in moral reasoning of secondary school head teachers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and rural and urban areas. It was concluded that due to their response to the presented moral dilemmas, majority of the head teachers were ranked at stage 3/4 and 4 of the conventional level. No significant differences were detected in the moral reasoning of secondary school head teachers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and also in the moral reasoning stages of secondary school head teachers of rural and urban areas.

Keywords

  • moral reasoning
  • dilemas
  • head teachers.
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