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Kristjánsson, Kristján – Journal of Character Education, 2019
The guiding question of this article is to what extent, if any, Chikuro Hiroike's (1866-1938) tenets about so-called ortholinons (as moral exemplars), in his general system of moralogy, illuminate problems typically attributed to moral-exemplar methodology and help with their amelioration. I begin with a brief rehearsal of the method of using…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Role Models, Values Education, Teaching Methods
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Luff, Peter A. – Journal of Character Education, 2019
Chikuro Hiroike (1866-1938) in Japan and Felix Adler (1851-1933) in the United States both founded movements as responses to what they saw as an ethical crisis produced by the forces of modernization and secularization in the later 19th and early 20th centuries. Believing that traditional religious organizations were no longer capable of defending…
Descriptors: Ethics, Moral Values, Educational Philosophy, Social Change
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Rivera, Claudio Andres – Journal of Character Education, 2019
For more than 100 years business leaders traditionally have been trained technically and ethically in business schools. Therefore, the impact of these institutions has been significant in the building of the cultural and ethical norms of the business community. The financial crises and corporate scandals of the last decade, particularly the 2008…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Business Administration Education, Administrator Education, Ethical Instruction
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Shields, David Light; Funk, Christopher D. – Journal of Character Education, 2019
The concept of life purpose has emerged as an important aspect of character with implications for a range of character-related dispositions and behaviors. In this study of intercollegiate athletes from diverse sports (N = 2,374), we examined purpose in relation to 2 aspects of identity (moral and athletic), 2 contesting orientations, empathic…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletics, Empathy, Fear
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Sharma, Gitima; Yukhymenko-Lescroart, Mariya – Journal of Character Education, 2019
This study focused on the validation of the Revised Sense of Purpose Scale (SOPS-2) with emerging adults. We used a sample of 681 college students aged between 18 and 25 years old. The results provided evidence for the factorial validity of the SOPS-2 designed to measure awareness of purpose, awakening to purpose, and altruistic purpose. The…
Descriptors: Validity, Young Adults, Measures (Individuals), Student Attitudes
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Klein, Tim; Liang, Belle; Sepulveda, Jonathan; White, Allison E. – Journal of Character Education, 2019
Public education in the United States is increasingly focused on ensuring that all students graduate from high school and matriculate to college. Unfortunately, students themselves have demonstrated widespread academic disengagement across the middle and high school years. This disengagement is associated with a host of negative academic outcomes,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Youth Programs, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Nayman, Samuel J.; Elias, Maurice J.; Selby, Edward A.; Fishman, Daniel B.; Linsky, Arielle C. V.; Hatchimonji, Danielle R. – Journal of Character Education, 2019
Despite the intuitive appeal of purpose as a subject of inquiry and its associations with positive life outcomes, empirical research on adolescent purpose is limited. This exploratory study examined several dimensions of purpose--classification, engagement, and commitment--based on essay and survey responses from a sample of 124 low-SES and…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Socioeconomic Status, Urban Schools, Grade 7
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Stillman, Susan; Martinez, Lorea – Journal of Character Education, 2019
Purpose is conceptualized as an intention to make meaning for self and to contribute to a greater world. Purpose in youth is critical to well-being, especially in the areas of good health and overall life satisfaction. An intentional set of strategies can be employed by educators to infuse and integrate purpose into youth development,…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Emotional Intelligence, Classroom Techniques, Well Being
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Bronk, Kendall Cotton; Baumsteiger, Rachel; Mangan, Susan; Riches, Brian; Dubon, Valeska; Benavides, Celina; Bono, Giacomo – Journal of Character Education, 2019
Although searching for and discovering a purpose in life has been associated with a variety of psychological, physical, and academic benefits, the experience is relatively rare (Bronk, 2013). Only about one fifth of adolescents and one third of young adults report leading a life of purpose (Damon, 2008). Accordingly, we designed and tested 2 brief…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Concept, Values Education, Correlation
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Quinn, Brandy P.; Heckes, Sydney L.; Shea, Lauren – Journal of Character Education, 2019
While there is growing research supporting the benefits of purpose development to adolescents and the communities of which they are a part, research about specific practices to support purpose development, specifically in high schools, remains scarce. Grounded in theories about teacher knowledge, the research team relied on a dimensional…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Motivation, Student Development, Adolescent Development
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Malin, Heather; Liauw, Indrawati; Remington, Kathleen – Journal of Character Education, 2019
Purpose is an important aspect of character development and thriving in adolescence; yet, there is little research explaining how it develops or how contexts such as school can support its development. In this study, 1,304 eighth graders completed a survey that measured purpose as the integration of 2 dimensions-- beyond-the-self life goal…
Descriptors: Personality, Educational Environment, Grade 8, Student Attitudes
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Hoedel, Joseph M.; Lee, Robert E. – Journal of Character Education, 2018
This 15-year program of research explored the extent to which prosocial attitudes and behavior of high school students were increased by focused lesson plans administered in dedicated high school classrooms over 1 or 2 academic semesters. The narrative describes the evolution of the Character Development and Leadership Program from a pilot study…
Descriptors: High School Students, Leadership Training, Values Education, Lesson Plans
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Mandelbaum, Toni – Journal of Character Education, 2018
This research intended to further our understanding of the construct grit, defined as maintaining persistence and passion when pursuing long-term goals (Duckworth et al., 2007). The study had 2 aims: first to confirm a correlation between the construct of grit and an individual's attachment style and second, to examine this relationship in high…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, High School Seniors, Attachment Behavior, Goal Orientation
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Hamsher, Sarah – Journal of Character Education, 2018
Character education in schools is implemented using different approaches. The current practices related to character education, though, include educators implementing preplanned lessons and activities from published programs. Yet, these current practices have mixed reviews in large- and small-scale studies. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Teaching Methods, Causal Models, Attribution Theory
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Ettekal, Andrea Vest; Burkhard, Brian; Ferris, Kaitlyn A.; Moore, Kristina L.; Lerner, Richard M. – Journal of Character Education, 2018
Given the ubiquity of youth sport, it has the potential to impact character development among millions of American youth. However, findings about the youth sport-character development relation have been mixed. Character education may be necessary to optimize the sport environment to promote character attributes. There is much knowledge of what…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Athletics, High School Students, High Schools
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