Although each and every aspect of individual is affected by the family system
variables, but the most important one is their moral development. Moral
development is the ability to differentiate between the good and the bad
behaviors. This study explores the effect of family systems, especially, nuclear
and joint families on the moral development of both boys and girls elementary
level students. All 222944 elementary level students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
Pakistan constituted the population of the study. A total of 384 elementary
students randomly selected, (226 boys and 158 girls) were taken as the sample
of the study. Kohlberg’s Moral Judgment Interview Form A was used for the
collection of data. The collected data were analyzed through frequency,
percentage and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The findings of the study
depicted that gender had significant influence on the moral values of
elementary level students. Furthermore, girls belonging to the joint families
were found morally more advanced than boys of joint families.
1-Muhammad Mumtaz Ali Ph.D Scholar (Education), Northern University, Nowshera, KP, Pakistan.2-Rahmat Ali Farooq Professor & Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Northern University, Nowshera, KP, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Idris Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Nuclear family, Joint Family, Gender, Moral Development, Elementary students