The Six Stages of Kohlberg

PCN-518 Topic 4: The Six Stages of Kohlberg

Scenario:

A female adolescent’s parents place a low priority on the value of an education. In fact, they prefer that she care for younger siblings instead of studying or completing a high school education. It is March. The student has told her parents that she has in-school suspension for the rest of the school year in order to have time to study, as she dreams of attending college one day.

Directions: Read the scenario listed above. Complete all sections of the matrix provided below from the perspective of an individual in each of the six stages of Kohlberg’s theory of moral development and the information from the provided scenario. Use complete sentences and include proper scholarly citations for any sources used.

Level 1: Preconventional Morality

Stage Adolescent’s Perspective Rationale for your Responses
Stage 1: Obedience and Punishment Orientation
Stage 2: Instrumental Relativist Orientation/Exchange of Favors
Stage 3: Conventional Level/Good Boy or Girl
Stage 4: Maintaining the Social Order
Stage 5: Social Contract and Individual Rights
Stage 6: Universal Principles

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