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The Relationships Among Moral Development, Religiosity and Religious Orientation in Students

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
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DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.06.624
  • Moral Development
  • Religiosity
  • Religious Orientation
  • Students


Abstract Morality and Religion are one of the most important dimensions in every ones life, and the level of moral development would affect on the any person's life. This study aimed at examining the relationships between level of moral development and religious orientation in the students of Chamran University of Ahwaz. The sample size is 169 people and sampling method is available. Tools used in this study are Allport's religious orientation questionnaire, level of moral development scale (Ma) and the religiosity scale. Results showed that between the level of moral development in religious attitudes and emotions (P= 0.05 near to significant, r=-0.15) for commitment to religious duties (P= 0.02, r=-0.17) there are negative relationships. As the results showed that there is a relationship between the level of moral development and religious attitudes, emotions and commitment to religious duties, since this relationship is negative, we can conclude that by increasing the level of morality development, with religious attitudes and emotions and a commitment to religious duties will decrease. Discussion and implications of the results are presented in the study.

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