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Moral reasoning of law students and legal professionals


Tokić, Andrea; Gregov, Ljiljana; Šimunić, Ana
Moral reasoning of law students and legal professionals // 20th Psychology Days in Zadar: Book of Selected Proceedings / Burić, Irena (ur.).
Zadar: Sveučilište u Zadru, 2017. str. 265-274


Naslov
Moral reasoning of law students and legal professionals

Autori
Tokić, Andrea ; Gregov, Ljiljana ; Šimunić, Ana

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Poglavlja u knjigama, znanstveni

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

Sažetak
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
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Psihologija



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Ustanove
Sveučilište u Zadru