Prioritizing morality in the self and consistent moral responses despite encouragement to behave immorally

Published on Oct 2, 2019in Journal of Moral Education2.22
· DOI :10.1080/03057240.2018.1469479
Tammy L. Sonnentag3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Xavier University),
Jessica L. McManus5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Carroll College)
+ 1 AuthorsDonald A. Saucier21
Estimated H-index: 21
(KSU: Kansas State University)
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ABSTRACTWhen morality is important and central to individuals’ identities (moral identity), it may heighten their sense of responsibility to behave in moral ways. Although research has linked moral...
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