Page: 393-406 Author: Kaliská, L., Kaliský, J. Key words: cognitive theory of moral development, Defining Issues Test 1 (DIT1), moral judgment, demographic indicators (age, sex, religious faith), young people in secondary-school
The study presents the finding of measurement of moral judgment using the Defining Issues Test 1 (DIT1) developed by J. Rest (1979) among selected secondary-school pupils (N=203), and focused on determining the effects of demographic indicators (sex, age and religious faith). The subjects (95%) showed a conventional level of moral judgment in line with Kohlberg’s theory of moral development. The study supports the idea that regardless of sex, preference for a post-conventional moral standard rises with the maturing of personality and its cognitive structures. The study also looks at the limitations of the DIT1 Test itself.