Agreement on the perception of moral character

Helzer, Erik, G. and Furr, R. Michael and Hawkins, Ashley and Barranti, Maxwell and Blackie, Laura E.R. and Fleeson, William (2014) Agreement on the perception of moral character. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40 (12). pp. 1698-1710. ISSN 1552-7433

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This study tested for inter-judge agreement on moral character. A sample of students and community members rated their own moral character using a measure that tapped six moral character traits. Friends, family members, and/or acquaintances rated these targets on the same traits. Self/other and inter-informant agreement was found at the trait level for both a general character factor and for residual variance explained by individual moral character traits, as well as at the individual level (judges agreed on targets’ “moral character profiles”). Observed inter-judge agreement constitutes evidence for the existence of moral character, and raises questions about the nature of moral character traits.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2014 by Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc.
Keywords: Morality, Agreement, Personality, Character
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Blackie, Laura
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2016 13:37
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 16:15

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