PCN 518 Six Stages of Kohlberg Matrix
Read the following scenario:
A female adolescent’s parents place a low priority on the value of education. In fact, they require her to care for her younger siblings instead of studying or completing a high school education. It is halfway through the semester. The student has lied to her parents, telling them that she has gotten into some trouble, and is required to stay an hour after school for the rest of the semester. She has lied to her parents in order to have time to study, as she hopes to attend college one day.
Complete the “Six Stages of Kohlberg” matrix provided.
Ensure that your rationale for each stage is adequately discussed.
PCN-518 Topic 4: The Six Stages of Kohlberg
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