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Cognitive Moral Development and Real Estate Practitioners

George Izzo ()
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George Izzo: University of Evansville Evansville, IN 47720, http://www.evansville.edu/

Journal of Real Estate Research, 2000, vol. 20, issue 1, 179-188

Abstract: In recent years, researchers in many organizational disciplines have begun to approach the study of ethics from a cognitive theoretical framework. This study has investigated the ethical reasoning of real estate practitioners using Kohlberg's cognitive moral development (CMD) approach, a potent theoretical concept with a considerable research literature. Using standardized measures of CMD on groups of Realtors® and controlling for level of education, the results of this study show that real estate practitioners compare favorably with other professional and societal groups. Further, when entered independently CMD was a significant indicator, along with education and experience, of success in real estate.

JEL-codes: L85 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000
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