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Decision-making style and self-concept

Burnett, Paul C. (1991) Decision-making style and self-concept. Australian Psychologist, 26(1), pp. 55-58.

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Abstract

The Flinders Decision-Making Questionnaire (FDMQ) (Mann, 1982), which measures three decision-making styles and decision-making self-esteem, and the Self-Description Questionnaire III (SDQ HI) (Marsh & O'Neill, 1984), which measures 13 facets of self-concept; were administered to 475 university students to investigate some of the tenets of Janis and Mann's (1976, 1977) conflict model of decision-making and to further investigate the influence of self-concept on decision-making behaviours. The findings empirically validated Janis and Mann's (1977) link between decision-making self-esteem and decision-making style. Modest relationships, in the predicted direction, were found between decision-making self-esteem and the three decision-making styles (Vigilance, Defensive Avoidance, and Hypervigilance). In addition, specific facets of self-concept (General, Verbal, Academic, Honesty/Reliability and Problem-Solving Self Concepts) were related to self-reported decision-making behaviours.

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ID Code: 27921
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Flinders Decision-Making Questionnaire, Decision-Making, Self-esteem, Self-Description Questionnaire III, Self-Concept
DOI: 10.1080/00050069108258834
ISSN: 0005-0067
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 1991 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 14 Oct 2009 12:30
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2010 08:52

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