James Weber (1991). Adapting Kohlberg to Enhance the Assessment of Managers Moral Reasoning 293-313
This review intents to summarize and evaluate the adaptions of Lawrence Kohlberg's Moral Judgment Interview and Standard Issue Scoring method by James Weber. The article “Adapting Kohlberg to Enhance the Assessment of Managers Moral Reasoning” by James Weber mentions four different adaptions of the moral judgment interview and the standard issue scoring method. These modifications have tested by empirical investigation that proved they can help to enhance the assessment of the manager’s moral reasoning. (294) If his modifications can fully help to assess the manager’s moral reasoning, I believe it would highly contribute to the company to understand and predict its managers’ decision-marking when they face ethical dilemmas.
Many researches have revealed that managers from public corporations and manufacturing industries often confront moral and ethical dilemmas in their workplace. The author James Weber demonstrates four adaptions of Lawrence Kohlberg‘s Measurement of Moral Judgment to enhance the understanding of manger’s moral reasoning. He explicitly explains how these modifications would improve and enhance the understanding of the manager’s moral reasoning. He selected two groups of 37 managers who have the similar demographic characteristics for his experiment. He informed them to take the test by following his instructions to see the utility of the adaptions. In this review, we try to judge the possibility of his adaptions that help the business society to enhance the understanding of moral reasoning.
This article describes four adaptions of Lawrence Kohlberg's Moral Judgment Interview and Standard Issue Scoring method. They are included: “(1) a mixture of less familiar and more familiar moral dilemmas, (2) followup questions which probe managers' moral reasoning by focusing upon key organizational...