Author: Shafa Amjad
Supervisor: Afsheen Masood, Ph.D
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research aimed to explore the relationship between religious
orientation and moral development in school and college students. It was
hypothesized that there is likely to be a significant relationship between
religious orientation and moral development. It was further hypothesized
there is a gender differences in religious orientation and moral
development. Correlation design was used to carry out the research.
Purposive sampling was employed to select the sample from schools and
colleges. The sample consisted of 100 students 47 boys and 53 girls. The
students’ age ranged in between 11-16 years. Strength of Religious Faith
Questionnaire (Plannte, 1997), and Moral Development Scale (Malik,
2014), were used to collect data from schools and colleges. Pearson
product moment correlation, Independent sample t-test were used to find
the results.. Findings revealed that there was significant relationship
between religious orientation and moral development. There were also
significant gender differences in moral development but insignificant
gender difference in religious orientation. The research has strong
implications for researchers in gerontology and social psycholog
Keywords: Religious Orientation, Moral Development, College Students.
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