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Autori: Tokić, Andrea; Gregov, Ljiljana; Šimunić, Ana
Naslov: Moral reasoning of law students and legal professionals
Knjiga: 20th Psychology Days in Zadar: Book of Selected Proceedings
Urednik/ci: Burić, Irena
Izdavač: Sveučilište u Zadru
Grad: Zadar
Godina: 2017
Raspon stranica:: 265-274
ISBN: 978-953-331-175-3
Ključne riječi: moral reasoning, law students, notaries, lawyers, judges
Law school, and the later practice of law, could include some of the limiting factors for the development of moral reasoning (e.g., the opposition of one's own moral principles to the law which must be carried out). Taking this into consideration, the aim of this study was to compare the level of moral reasoning of students and legal professionals, and determine whether it varies depending on the year of study in students or length of service in legal professionals. This research included 200 law students (third, fourth, and fifth year of study) and 184 legal professionals (31 notaries, 108 lawyers, and 45 judges) in the Republic of Croatia, who completed the test of moral reasoning (TMR) (Proroković, 2016). The results indicate higher levels of the index of moral reasoning (IMR) in legal professionals than in the group of students. More specifically, lawyers and judges have significantly higher levels of the IMR compared to students of all three years of study ; public notaries have a higher IMR only in relation to the students of the third year of study. Third year students had lower levels of the IMR than students of the final two years, who did not mutually differ in this index. Also, there were no changes in the IMR related to length of service in the three groups of legal professionals. Despite the limitations set forth by cross-sectional data, the results of this study imply that one’s inclusion in the labor market after finishing studies is accompanied by progress in moral reasoning.
Izvorni jezik: ENG
Kategorija: Znanstveni
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Upisao u CROSBI: Andrea Tokić (, 6. Ruj. 2017. u 08:51 sati