2nd World Conference on Psychology and Sociology (PSYSOC), Brussels, Belgium, 27 - 29 November 2013, vol.140, pp.3-8
The purpose of this present study was to examine the relationships between deontic justice and perceived social competence. Participants were 311 (171 female and 140 male) university students, between age range of 18-24, who completed a questionnaire package that includes the Turkish version of Deontic Justice Scale and the Perceived Social Competence Scale. The relationship between deontic justice and perceived social competence was examined using correlation analysis and the stepwise regression analyses. According to correlation results, moral obligation (r = .40), moral accountability (r = .43), and moral outrage (r = .42) related positively to social competence. The results of stepwise regression analysis showed that perceived social were predicted positively moral obligation (beta = .22), moral accountability (beta = .22), and moral outrage (beta = .18). In addition, stepwise regression analysis showed that deontic justice account for 26% of the variance in perceived social competence. Results have shown that deontic justice is an important predictor of perceived social competence. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.