University Students' Moral Judgment and Emotional Intelligence Level: A model Testing

Aybek E. C. , Cavdar D., Ozabaci T. M. N.

Proceedings of 6th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Valletta, Malta, 6 - 09 Şubat 2014, cilt.191, ss.2740-2746 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 191
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.666
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Valletta
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Malta
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2740-2746


In a society, people interconnect with values of their society. The social values have influence on moral judgment of individuals as well. The moral judgments of individuals represent their characteristics of the social system. Moral judgment levels of university students take shape by their quantity and quality of interactions with peers, family and instructors who live in social system. However, to being shaped of university students' moral judgment level according to quantity and quality of interactions, high level of university students' emotional intelligence including self-awareness, understanding the people and showing empathy towards is required. Reviewing the literature, this research is required because there is no research study related to model testing including moral judgment and emotional intelligence. In current study, the moral judgment of university students and their emotional intelligence levels were examined and it conducted by correlational research model. The study group consists of 243 university students who are student at various faculties and colleges at Eskisehir Osmangazi University. Defining Issues Test-DIT (Rest, 1979) was used to determine scores of university students' moral judgment and Emotional Intelligence Scale (Ergin, Ismen and Ozabaci, 1999) was used to determine emotional intelligence levels of university students and personal information form prepared by researchers was used to obtain personal and demographic information about participants. The data is analyzed with Path Model. Then, the findings were discussed evaluated in the light of literature. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.