Development of young children's prosocial moral judgment: A longitudinal follow-up

Nancy Eisenberg, Karlsson Roth

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34 4-5 yr old children whose prosocial moral judgment had been assessed in preschool were reinterviewed 18 mo later. At the follow-up, Ss used significantly more needs-oriented and approval-oriented reasoning and less hedonistic reasoning than earlier. High religious participation at the time of the follow-up was positively related to the use of needs-oriented reasoning and negatively related to hedonistic reasoning. (3 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-376
Number of pages2
JournalDevelopmental psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1980


  • relationships between reasoning &
  • religious participation, 4-5 yr old children, 18-mo followup study
  • role taking ability &

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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