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Moral Values among Children: A Study on Gender Differences


Manveer Kaur and Seema Sharma



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 12, Issue : 3
First page : ( 591) Last page : ( 594)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2016.00181.5

Moral Values among Children: A Study on Gender Differences

Kaur Manveer, Sharma Seema*
Department of Human Development, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004

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JEL Codes Z13

Online published on 6 September, 2016.

The present study was undertaken to assess the gender differences in moral values of school children. The present study was conducted in Ludhiana district of Punjab. The respondents of the study were school going children (aged 10–12 years) randomly selected from Government High School and Senior Secondary Schools located in rural and urban areas of Ludhiana district. For assessment of moral values among children Moral Value Scale (MVS) (Gupta and Sen, 1971) was used. The significant gender differences were observed in moral values among the total respondents across all the dimensions of moral values. The boys in rural areas had higher moral values viz. truthfulness, honesty, resistance to stealing, resistance to cheating as compared to girls although urban girls were more truthful while boys had better control towards their stealing habits but gender differences were found to be non-significant across various dimensions of moral values.

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