ADOLESCENCE ATTITUDES ON THE ROLES OF LOCAL CULTURE IN PROMOTING PROSOCIAL MORAL REASONING IN AN INDONESIAN CONTEXT
The study aims to explore students’ attitudes on the roles of local cultures in promoting prosocial moral reasoning in Indonesian contexts. This study involved 200 students from Makassar who are Buginese ethnic and still upholds their cultural integrity. The recruitment of the samples used multistage cluster sampling. The two-stage cluster sampling was used to determine the sample. The data were gathered using two types of questionnaires. Parametric SPSS assisted analysis is used to analyze the data. The results showed that the adolescent participants had developed a positive attitude towards local cultural values and their prosocial moral reasoning in early adolescence was categorized high (reciprocal and altruistic). Further, the sets of moral value in early adolescents are still strong and become the guidance for participants living in the modern-day. Besides, the adolescents’ attitudes on local cultural values have contributed to their prosocial moral reasoning positively, suggesting that these attitudes were able to mediate prosocial moral reasoning in early adolescence. This research recommends that the findings of this research can be the basis for further investigation of the roles of parents, school staff, teachers, school counselors in promoting prosocial moral attitudes.