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The relationships between the moral judgment score as measured by Rest's Defining Issues Test and certain demographic variables of higher education administrators were investigated. In addition, five personal interviews with higher education administrators were conducted to obtain personal anecdotes on decision making in ethical dilemmas. The population for the quantitative portion was a sample of all presidents, vice presidents for academics or provosts and academic deans at all four-year public higher education institutions in the United States. The research method used the DIT, an objective psychological test of moral judgment, and a demographic questionnaire developed by the researcher. To determine if the independent variables predicted the dependent variable, responses were analyzed using regression analysis and chi square. Although none of the relationships was found to be significant, a norm on the DIT for the group of administrators was established. In addition, the qualitative interviews yielded insights concerning specific ethical problems encountered by the administrators.
Cook, Betsy Barger, "An exploratory study of moral judgment of higher education administrators." (1990). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 8657.