Self-Consciousness and Moral Maturity in University Students

Mahnoor Babar (MSc, 2016-2018) Supervisor: Rafia Rafique, PhD

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract:

The present research was aimed to explore the relationship between self- consciousness and moral maturity in university students. It was hypothesized that there would be significant positive relationship between self-consciousness and maturity. It was further hypothesized that self-consciousness would positively predict maturity. Convenient sampling technique was used in current research. The sample consisted of 146 university students. The age range was between 18-27 years university students (M = 22.3, SD = 2.39). The Self-consciousness Scale (Fenigstein, Scheier, & Buss, 1975) and Moral Development Interview Inventory (Khanum & lqbal, 2008) were used to collect data. Pearson product moment correlation was used to assess the relationship between self-consciousness and moral maturity. Results revealed that self- consciousness positively correlated with moral maturity. Further, hierarchical regression was employed for prediction between self- consciousness and moral maturity. Results indicated that self- consciousness positively predict moral maturity.

Keywords:     Self-consciousness, moral maturity, university students.

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