The Study of Factor Structure, Reliability and Validity of Persian Version of the Moral Disengagement Scale

Document Type : Research Article


1 Instructor, Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor Kharazmi University - - Kharazmi University

4 Assistant Professor Kharazmi University - Kharazmi University


Objective: Moral disengagement refers to a process that involves justifying one’s immoral actions by altering one’s moral perception of those actions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability, validity and determination of the factor structure of moral disengagement scale in Iranian population.
Methods: Method of research is descriptive of correlation type. The statistical population of the second high school students was Lorestan province in the year 1398-1397. Sample size of 617 students (324 males and 293 females) who were selected by multi stage cluster sampling and responded to the questionnaire. The data of the present study were collected through a moral disengagement scale (Bandura et al., 1996).
Results: Data were analyzed using SPSS21 and LISREL 8.8 softwares and internal consistency test (Cronbach's alpha), exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. The findings of exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis of the present study showed that the data of this research show a good fitting factor.
Conclusion: The results indicate that the moral disengagement scale has an appropriate validity and reliability for use in the Iranian population.


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