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BARBA, Bonifacio  and  ROMO, José Matías. Desarrollo del juicio moral en la educación superior. RMIE [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.24, pp.67-92. ISSN 1405-6666.

This article presents the evaluation of university students’ moral development, based on the theory of L. Kohlberg. Moral profiles are analyzed by variable: semester, gender, institution, course of study, age and educational level. The main results are: the predominant level of morality is conventional; the females in the private institution score higher than the males in the morality of principles; upperclassmen have attained greater moral development than underclassmen in only three institutions; the courses of study with the highest levels are Philosophy and Law, and the lowest levels are held by Industrial Maintenance and Production Processes; the institutions with most moral progress are a private teachers’ college and a public university, and the lowest is shown by a technological university and a technological agricultural institute.

Keywords : higher education; evaluation of students; ethics; integral development; Mexico.

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