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Master of Science (MS)
Family, Consumer, and Human Development
The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between the content of moral thought and premarital sexual standards . The sample used (n=lS9) was homogeneous and purposive; the majority of the sample was female, second year college students, and Caucasian. A discriminant analysis using the sexual standards of permissiveness with affection and the traditional standard as dependent variables, and the moral constructs of egoism, hedonism, nonhedonism, utilitarianism, deontology, rul e-utilitarianism, actutilitarianism, rule-orientation, and act-orientation as independent (predictor) variables was run. This analysis resulted in a final model in which egoism, hedonism, nonhedonism, act-utilitarianism, and ruleorientation were found to be the polarizing variables between the traditional group and the permissiveness with affection group.
Anderson, Janet H., "The Relationship Between the Content Component of Cognitive Moral Development and Premarital Sexual Standards" (1987). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 2531.
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