The Community, Autonomy, and Divinity Scale (CADS): A new tool for the cross-cultural study of morality

Guerra, Valeschka Martins and Giner-Sorolla, Roger (2010) The Community, Autonomy, and Divinity Scale (CADS): A new tool for the cross-cultural study of morality. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 41 (1). pp. 35-50. ISSN 0022-0221. E-ISSN 1552-5422. (doi: (Full text available)

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Moral rules are an important aspect of culture. Yet to date, no published scale exists to measure the endorsement of different moral codes. We report the development of the Community, Autonomy, and Divinity Scale (CADS), based on Shweder's moral codes, as a means to measure cross-cultural, subcultural, and individual differences in the contents of morality. Scale development, confirmatory factor analysis, and convergent and discriminant validity are reported in Studies 1 and 2, as well as analysis for structural invariance and meaningful differences across British and Brazilian cultural contexts. The authors find the CADS to be a reliable and valid scale, thereby enabling the cross-cultural quantitative study of similarities and differences in endorsement of moral codes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Community, Autonomy, and Divinity Scale, cross-cultural study, morality, scale development, individual differences, psychometrics, test reliability, test validity, Cross Cultural Differences, Individual Differences, Morality, Psychometrics, Test Construction, Communities, Test Reliability, Test Validity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Roger Giner-Sorolla
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 10:40 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2015 09:40 UTC
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