Tomasz Jarmakowski-Kostrzanowski1, Lilianna Jarmakowska-Kostrzanowska2
1 Chair of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
2 Interdisciplinary Center of Modern Technology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
This study presents results of the Polish adaptation and validation procedure of Moral Foundation Questionnaire – a tool for measuring five moral foundations postulated by Moral Foundations Theory by J. Haidt and collaborators (Graham et al., 2011, 2013; Haidt, 2014) – Care/Harm, Fairness/cheating, Loyalty/betrayal, Authority/subversion, and Sanctity/degradation. Psychometric properties of MFQ-PL were evaluated in two samples (N1 = 570, N2= 326) and in aggregated sample, N = 896. Confirmatory analysis (CFA) provided support for five factor model proposed by the theory. This result and high level of temporal stability measure suggest high reliability of MFQ-PL. Our research alongside with other cited studies that employ MFQ-PL confirms high validity of the adapted questionnaire. Also, the research supports the universality of the structure of moral foundations across cultures. The findings proves that MFQ-PL is a reliable and valid tool for measuring scores on five moral foundations.
Keywords: Moral Foundation Questionnaire, MFQ-PL, Haidt’ moral foundations theory, morality, political orientation
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Jarmakowski-Kostrzanowski, T., Jarmakowska-Kostrzanowska, L. (2016). The Polish adaptation of Moral Foundation Questionnaire (MFQ-PL). Psychologia Społeczna, 39, 489–508. doi: 10.7366/1896180020163908