Moral reasoning and its correlates in job applicants

  • Ana Proroković Department of Psychology, University of Zadar
  • Matilda Nikolić Department of Psychology, University of Zadar
  • Nataša Šimić Department of Psychology, University of Zadar

Abstract

The aim of this study was to verify the applicability of the Test of Moral Reasoning (TMR) in the selection of job applicants and to see how it correlated with education, intelligence, and the "big five" personality traits. The study included 210 participants (132 women and 78 men) who applied for various positions in the banking sector. Our findings have confirmed the applicability of TMR for recruitment because they showed that TMR did not allow the candidates to fake their responses. Furthermore, they have confirmed Kohlberg's views that general intelligence and education are the main determinants of moral development (positive correlation), whereas tendency towards socially desirable responding showed a negative correlation.

Published
2017-03-08
How to Cite
PROROKOVIĆ, Ana; NIKOLIĆ, Matilda; ŠIMIĆ, Nataša. Moral reasoning and its correlates in job applicants. Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, [S.l.], v. 68, n. 1, mar. 2017. ISSN 1848-6312. Available at: <https://arhiv.imi.hr/index.php/arhiv/article/view/650>. Date accessed: 23 june 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/aiht-2017-68-2893.
Section
Original article

Keywords

education; intelligence; moral reasoning; personality; selection situation