Moral value transmission among Christian families

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Doctor of Education Major in Religious Education and Values Education

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Christianity | Religion


College of Liberal Arts


Theology and Religious Education


This descriptive aims to find out whether the moral values acquired by children are significantly correlated with those of their parents. It also finds out if moral values are moderated by the gender of (1) the child and (2) the parents.Descriptive statistics, such as means and standard deviations, were computed to describe the value level of the subjects. Pearson r correlation coefficient was assessed to determine the degree of relationship between the moral values of children and their parents. Fisher's Z transformation test was used to determine the moderating effect of gender on the relationship between the father's and the mother's acquired moral values, as well as that between sons' and daughters' acquired moral values. The one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine whether there were significant differences in the moral values acquired by children, mothers, and fathers.The subjects were 343 family triads (mother-father-child) and 88 family dyads (father-child and mother-child) of fourth year college students from the Technological University of the Philippines-Manila and Philippine Normal University-Manila. The instruments used was the researcher-developed Moral Value Transmission Questionnaire (MVTQ).The results revealed the following:1. Mothers, fathers and children had moderately high level of moral values 2. Mothers and daughters had more significant relationships in their level of moral values than of mothers and sons

3. There were significant relationships between fathers' and daughters' level of moral values whereas there was none between fathers' and sons' 4. Love of truth moral value and family solidarity were moderated by gender. In the love of truth moral value, the relationship between father and son was slightly higher than the relationship between father and daughter. On the other hand, the relationship in family solidarity between father and daughter was slightly higher than the relationship between father and son 5. Parents and children differed significantly in their level of the nine moral values 6. Mothers and fathers differed significantly in their level of moral values on love of God, family solidarity, and respect for life. Mothers and children differed significantly in their level of moral values on love of God, respect for the dignity of man, love of truth, love of peace, family solidarity, and respect of life and work. Fathers and children correlated significantly only in their work moral value.7. Daughters and sons did not differ significantly on any one moral value.The research recommends that parents should socialize and interact with their children. They should also be genuine witnesses of their children in order to facilitate effective transmission of their moral values.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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85 numb. leaves ; Computer print-out


Values; Christian family; Families; Parent and child

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