Cross-cultural differences in self-reported decision-making style and confidence
Mann, Leon, Radford, Mark, Burnett, Paul C., Ford, Steve, Bond, Michael, Leung, Kwok, Nakamura, Hiyoshi, Vaughan, Graham, & Yang, Kuo-Shu (1998) Cross-cultural differences in self-reported decision-making style and confidence. International Journal of Psychology, 33(5), pp. 325-335.
The Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire (Mann, Burnett, Radford, & Ford, 1997) measures selfreported decision-making coping patterns. The questionnaire was administered to samples of University students in the US (N = 475), Australia (N = 262), New Zealand (N = 260), Japan (N = 359), Hong Kong (N = 281), and Taiwan (N = 414). As predicted, students from the three Western, individualistic cultures (US, Australia, and New Zealand) were more con® dent of their decision-making ability than students from the three East Asian, group-oriented cultures (Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan). No cross-cultural differences were found in scores on decision vigilance (a careful decision-making style). However, compared with Western students, the Asian students tended to score higher on buck-passing and procrastination (avoidant styles of decision making) as well as hypervigilance (a panicky style of decision making). Japanese students scored lowest on decision self-esteem and highest on procrastination and hypervigilance. It was argued that the con¯ ict model and its attendant coping patterns is relevant for describing and comparing decision making in both Western and Asian cultures.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Decision-making, Coping patterns, Cross-cultural, Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1998 International Union of Psychological Sciences/Taylor & Francis|
|Deposited On:||12 Oct 2009 01:20|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 18:29|
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