Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Research Article

Gender Correlates of Moral Value in Early Childhood

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281822,
        author={Wiwik Sulistiani and Dewi Mustami‘ah and Dewi Mahastuti},
        title={Gender Correlates of Moral Value in Early Childhood},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEMSS},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={moral value empathy kindergarten education},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281822}
    }
    
  • Wiwik Sulistiani
    Dewi Mustami‘ah
    Dewi Mahastuti
    Year: 2019
    Gender Correlates of Moral Value in Early Childhood
    ICEMSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281822
Wiwik Sulistiani1,*, Dewi Mustami‘ah1, Dewi Mahastuti1
  • 1: Universitas Hang Tuah, Surabaya
*Contact email: wiwik.sulistiani@hangtuah.ac.id

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the differences in dimensions of moral values based on gender. The study is cross-sectional research and using 96 kindergarten students in Surabaya, Indonesia as the subjects. They are consisting of 40 male students and 56 female students. The scale used in this study is the scale of moral values according to the theory by Borba. The result shows that the moral values of empathy, conscience, self-control, respect, kindness, tolerance and fairness do not show significant differences between male and female students. This research shows that male and female students in general do not have any differences about the moral values. Further research still needs to be developed, for example related to the method of moral values education for early childhood, and the influence of family and school on the development of moral values of children.