Is theory of mind correlated with moral identity among primary school children?

Coskun, Kerem; Liebovich, Betty; Kara, Cihan and Cikrikci, Ozkan. 2022. Is theory of mind correlated with moral identity among primary school children? Journal of Social and Educational Research, 1(1), pp. 27-33. [Article]

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The purpose of the research is to reveal the correlation between theory of mind (ToM) and moral identity (MI) among primary school children. A total of 148 primary school children were recruited into the research sample by using convenience sampling. The present research was designed as correlational research. The data about MI were gathered with the Moral Identity Test developed Coskun and Kara (2019) and the data about ToM were collected by using battery of theory of mind tasks consisting of eight ToM tasks. Data were analysed and it was observed that there was neither significant nor robust correlation between ToM and MI. Based on these results, it was concluded that this absence of correlation between the research variables may stem from differences between the focal point of MI and that of ToM.

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Moral Identity, Theory of Mind, Primary School Children

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Educational Studies > Centre for Identities and Social Justice
Educational Studies


2 November 2022Accepted
31 December 2022Published

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26 Jan 2023 12:58

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26 Jan 2023 17:02

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