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Michael Torres, MA, PsyD

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Organization for which I currently work:
Michael Torres, PsyD (Sole Proprietorship)
Kaiser Permanente

Job title:
Clinical Psychologist

Past employers:
Community Mental Health
Mental Health Practitioner

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Undergraduate education:
BA in Psychology

Alliant International University-San Francisco Bay

Thesis title and abstract:
The Relationship Between Level of Moral Development and Leadership
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between level of moral development and leadership in MBA students. It was hypothesized that level of moral development is positively related to leadership abilities and a democratic-cooperative decision mode.
Fifty MBA students (mean age = 29.72) served as subjects (24 males and 26 females), and completed The Socio-moral Reflection Objective Measure-Short Form (SROM-SF) and the Leadership Ability Evaluation-Revised (LAE). Significance tests were performed on the correlation between moral stage and total leadership ability, and between moral stage and the specifically preferred decision mode.
A Pearson r revealed that both hypotheses were non-significant at the p $>$.05 level. Possible source of error may have been the appropriateness of the LAE, as well as the restrictive range of SROM-SF scores. Future research should utilize more recent leadership assessment measures, as well as exploring the use of other moral development assessment instruments.

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