Characteristics Associated With Individuals’ Caring, Just, and Brave Expressions of the Tendency to Be a Moral Rebel

Published on Jul 4, 2018in Ethics & Behavior
· DOI :10.1080/10508422.2017.1304821
Tammy L. Sonnentag3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Xavier University),
Taylor W. Wadian3
Estimated H-index: 3
(KSU: Kansas State University)
+ 2 AuthorsSarah M. Bailey1
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(Xavier University)
Extending previous research on the characteristics associated with adolescents’ general tendency to be a moral rebel (Sonnentag & Barnett, 2016), the present study examined the roles of moral identity and (general and situation-specific) moral courage characteristics on 3 (i.e., caring, just, and brave) expressions of the tendency to stand up for one’s beliefs and values despite social pressure not to do so. Results revealed that general and situation-specific moral courage characteristics are important motivators of individuals’ caring, just, and brave expressions of the tendency to be a moral rebel, especially when they possess a relatively strong moral identity.
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