A Piagetian scale for the measurement of ethical competence in politics
1998 (English)In: Educational and Psychological Measurement, ISSN 0013-1644, E-ISSN 1552-3888, Vol. 58, no 5, 791-803 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Politicians' ethical competence is defined as the use of a cognitive ability, independent of particular political, ideological, or moral values. Accordingly, an assessment instrument-the Ethical Competence Questionnaire-Political (ECQ-P)-measuring ethical autonomy was constructed, based on Piaget's theory of moral development. The administration of ECQ-P to politicians with a high degree of political engagement, and on ordinary citizens and simple party members, demonstrated satisfying psychometric properties. The former group obtained a higher score on ECQ-P. A confirmatory factor analysis showed that the measurement model is compatible with the data. These findings indicate the adequacy of ECQ-P as an instrument measuring ethical competence.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1998. Vol. 58, no 5, 791-803 p.
etik, moral, politik, problemlösning, beslutsfattande, organisation, test, mätmetod, färdighet, etisk kompetens, etisk utveckling; moral judgment, skill
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Business Administration Psychology Political Science
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-51564DOI: 10.1177/0013164498058005005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-51564DiVA: diva2:79473
Addresses: Kavathatzopoulos I, Uppsala Univ, Dept Psychol, Box 1225, S-75142 Uppsala, Sweden. Uppsala Univ, Dept Psychol, S-75142 Uppsala, Sweden.2006-11-242006-11-242014-02-06