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Decision-making style: habit, style or both?
Swedish National Defence College, Department of Military Studies, War Studies Division.
2004 (English)In: Personality and Individual Differences, ISSN 0191-8869, E-ISSN 1873-3549, Vol. 36, no 4, 931-944 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to explore the relations between individual decision-making styles as measured by the General Decision-making Style (GDMS) test, developed by Scott and Bruce (1995), and some mental abilities theoretically related to decision-making. Participants were 206 Swedish military officers from all services. The multiple regression analysis showed that the Rational, Dependent and Avoidant, but not the Intuitive and Spontaneous decision-making styles could be partly predicted from scores on the Self-esteem Scales (Forsman & Johnson, 1996) and from scores on the Action Control Scales (Kuhl, 1994). The result indicates that decision-making style is not only reflective of habits and thinking practices as proposed in earlier research. Decision-making style also involves basic self-evaluation and the general ability to initiate and maintain intentions (i.e. self-regulation). This calls for a wider definition of the term decision-making style, a holistic definition that takes the whole individual into consideration.

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2004. Vol. 36, no 4, 931-944 p.
Keyword [en]
decision-making style, general decision-making style test, self-esteem, action control, eductive ability, social desirability
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3916DOI: 10.1016/S0191-8869(03)00162-4ISI: 000189216100015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-3916DiVA: diva2:628484
Available from: 2013-06-14 Created: 2013-06-11 Last updated: 2017-06-14Bibliographically approved

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