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Hypothetical Dilemmas

When measuring moral dilemmas, Kohlberg suggests the use of hypothetical dilemmas. However, Straughan disagrees and states that hypothetical dilemmas do not evoke the same reactions as familiar dilemmas and, hence, the findings can not be useful in measuring managers' moral reasoning. What is your position on the issue? Give two reasons to support your views.

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When measuring moral dilemmas, Kohlberg suggests the use of hypothetical dilemmas. However, Straughan disagrees and states that hypothetical dilemmas do not evoke the same reactions as familiar dilemmas and, hence, the findings are not useful in measuring managers' moral reasoning. What is your position on the issue? Give two reasons to support your views.

Kohlberg's theory of moral development presents three levels in which these stages discuss about a person making choices based on the fear of punishment and desire for rewards then in the later stages, a person makes choices basing on the good of others perspective while in the last stages, the abstract ideals take precedence over particular societal laws. Kohlberg also developed an interview process in which hypothetical ...

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The solution discusses one's opinion and reasons are explained regarding the moral dilemmas of Kohlberg and Straughan. Kohlberg suggests the use of hypothetical dilemmas but Straughan disagrees and states that hypothetical dilemmas do not evoke the same reactions as familiar dilemmas and so the findings are not useful in measuring managers' moral reasoning. References are included.

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