article review Adapting Kohlberg to Enhance the Assessment of Managers Moral Reasoning

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James Weber (1991). Adapting Kohlberg to Enhance the Assessment of Managers Moral Reasoning 293-313
Introduction
This review intents to summarize and evaluate the adaptions of Lawrence Kohlberg's Moral Judgment Interview and Standard Issue Scoring method by James Weber. The article “Adapting Kohlberg to Enhance the Assessment of Managers Moral Reasoning” by James Weber mentions four different adaptions of the moral judgment interview and the standard issue scoring method. These modifications have tested by empirical investigation that proved they can help to enhance the assessment of the manager’s moral reasoning. (294) If his modifications can fully help to assess the manager’s moral reasoning, I believe it would highly contribute to
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He chooses to use Kohlberg’s Measurement of Moral Judgment Method because this method is based on theoretical foundation. Also, Kohlberg and his associates created integrate serious of stages of moral reasoning. (294) Later, Weber modified Kohlberg’s method to make a better understanding of the moral reasoning. “Kohlberg identifies three levels of moral development through which individuals progress: preconventional, conventional, and postconventional with two stages within each level.” (295) but in the past twenty years, many people questioned about his method because they believed the stage of moral development exists gender, cultural bias and others. Even Kohlberg redefined his stage theory to sustain all these challenges and queries but Weber believes “additional modifications would enhance its appropriateness and use when assessing the moral reasoning of managers.” (296) Weber did the experiment with 74 managers to see how managers cope with difficult and uncertain situation at workplace. He researched them with his modification of Kohlberg’s method, and the research showed that “the results strongly support each of the adaptations to Kohlberg's Moral Judgment Interview and Standard Issue Scoring methods presented in this paper. Thus, these adaptations may enable future

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