Moral disengagement has been introduced by Bandura to address psychosocial mechanisms by which individuals mitigate the moral consequences of harmful behaviors. Proper measures to assess moral dis- engagement mechanisms for aggression and violence (MDs) have been made available since long (Ban- dura, Barbaranelli, Caprara, & Pastorelli, 1996). As same mechanism may serve self-exonerative functions when violating civic duties and obligations, a specific measure has been developed to assess civic moral disengagement (CMDs). Two studies have been conducted to assess the psychometric prop- erties of the CMDs using both cross-sectional and longitudinal data. In the first study, dimensionality and internal consistency of the new scale were investigated in a sample of 2395 subjects. In the second study, predictive and discriminant validity of CMDs with respect to MDs were investigated on a longitudinal sample of 290 adolescents. Findings attest to unidimensionality, internal consistency and discriminant validity of CMDs.

Assessing civic moral disengagement: Dimensionality and construct validity / Gian Vittorio, Caprara; Fida, Roberta; Vecchione, Michele; Carlo, Tramontano; Barbaranelli, Claudio. - In: PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES. - ISSN 0191-8869. - 47:5(2009), pp. 504-509. [10.1016/j.paid.2009.04.027]

Assessing civic moral disengagement: Dimensionality and construct validity

FIDA, Roberta;VECCHIONE, MICHELE;BARBARANELLI, Claudio
2009

Abstract

Moral disengagement has been introduced by Bandura to address psychosocial mechanisms by which individuals mitigate the moral consequences of harmful behaviors. Proper measures to assess moral dis- engagement mechanisms for aggression and violence (MDs) have been made available since long (Ban- dura, Barbaranelli, Caprara, & Pastorelli, 1996). As same mechanism may serve self-exonerative functions when violating civic duties and obligations, a specific measure has been developed to assess civic moral disengagement (CMDs). Two studies have been conducted to assess the psychometric prop- erties of the CMDs using both cross-sectional and longitudinal data. In the first study, dimensionality and internal consistency of the new scale were investigated in a sample of 2395 subjects. In the second study, predictive and discriminant validity of CMDs with respect to MDs were investigated on a longitudinal sample of 290 adolescents. Findings attest to unidimensionality, internal consistency and discriminant validity of CMDs.
civic moral disengagement; construct validity; social cognitive theory; structural equation modelling; validation
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Assessing civic moral disengagement: Dimensionality and construct validity / Gian Vittorio, Caprara; Fida, Roberta; Vecchione, Michele; Carlo, Tramontano; Barbaranelli, Claudio. - In: PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES. - ISSN 0191-8869. - 47:5(2009), pp. 504-509. [10.1016/j.paid.2009.04.027]
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