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CONSTRUCTING A NEW MORAL IDENTITY CENTRALITY MEASURE
author
MEINDL, PETE Wyman
abstract
The purpose of the series of studies described in this paper was to create a new measure of moral identity centrality (MIC), and to begin testing its psychometric properties. MIC refers to the extent to which moral concerns are central (i.e., important) to a person's self-concept, and it was important to create a new measure of this construct because a)theory suggests MIC is a major cause of moral behavior, but b) there are strong reasons to believe that current means of assessing MIC are flawed in various ways. The results of the studies described in this paper suggest that the current means of assessing MIC are indeed flawed, and at least one scale created and tested here might be a more useful measure of MIC than those that are currently used by psychologists.
contributor
Fleeson, William (committee chair)
Furr, Michael (committee member)
Wood, Dustin (committee member)
Miller, Christian (committee member)
date
2011-07-14T20:36:22Z (accessioned)
2011 (issued)
degree
Psychology (discipline)
embargo
forever (terms)
10000-01-01 (liftdate)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/33494 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Thesis

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