Distributive justice reasoning in hearing and hearing-impaired children
The development of distributive justice reasoning was examined in four populations, hearing and hearing-impaired children, ages 9 and 11 years. In addition, two methods for scoring Enright's Distributive Justice Scale (1981) were considered. As expected, hearing children scored higher than did hearing-impaired children, suggesting that hearing-impaired children have more limited opportunities for socialization, resulting in a lag in the acquisition of the concept of distributive justice reasoning. Consistent with previous results, older children and children of higher socioeconomic status scored higher than did younger children and children of lower socioeconomic status; no differences were found for gender and there were no interactions among the factors. Finally, the traditional method advocated by Enright and a scoring technique based on interval scaling revealed comparable results, although the interval scoring method appeared to be somewhat more robust. Discussion included ways in which social interactions of hearing-impaired children might be improved to develop increased social perspective taking. © 1988.
Lutz, David J., Pietrina V. Termini, and Robert Ervin Cramer. "Distributive justice reasoning in hearing and hearing-impaired children." Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 9, no. 3 (1988): 275-285.
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology