Title

Relative Effectiveness of Values Clarification and Symbolic Modeling in Enhancing the Moral Values of Adolescents in Selected Nigerian Schools

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Abstract

Using quasi-experiment, this study explored the effects of values clarification and symbolic modeling on moral intent to act in a sample of 120 high school students from Ogun State, Nigeria. Despite widespread disapproval and outright condemnation by the public, moral offences by the adolescent population have become increasingly frequent and grave in both the urban and rural areas of Nigeria. Believing that programs set by the government could impact the level of moral behavior among the youths of Nigeria, various leaders in Nigeria have attempted to make a difference in the moral life of the nation, such as "Ethical Revolution" by President Shehu Shagari in 1982; "War Against Indiscipline" by General Mohammed Buhari in 1985. In this study, both values clarification and symbolic modeling options demonstrated significant impacts on moral behavior as measured by the Moral Behavioral Inventory (MBI) and the Adolescent Personal Development Inventory (APDI). © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Journal Title

Journal of Research on Christian Education

Volume

14

Issue

1

First Page

95

Last Page

116

DOI

10.1080/10656210509484982

First Department

Behavioral Sciences

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