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Validation of the Flinders decision : making questionnaire in course decision making by students

Burnett, Paul C., Mann, Leon , & Beswick, Gery (1989) Validation of the Flinders decision : making questionnaire in course decision making by students. Australian Psychologist, 24(2), pp. 285-292.

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Abstract

The Flinders Decision Making Questionnaire (DMQ; Mann, 1982) was designed to measure decision making coping patterns identified by Janis and Mann (1977). The validity of four DMQ Scales (vigilance, defensive avoidance, hypervigilance, and decision self-esteem) were tested as predictors of students' course and career decision making. Students administered the DMQ scales were also measured on independence of choice, satisfaction, and planfulness relating to their university course and on planfulness and options relating to their future employment. Two samples were studied. In study 1, 40 students residing in a university college were the subjects. In Study 2, 42 second-year students who completed the DMQ one year earlier constituted the subjects. Modest but significant correlations were found in both samples between DMQ scores and measures of course and career decision making. The findings lend support to the validity of the DMQ as an instrument for measuring decision making behaviour.

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ID Code: 27928
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Flinders Decision Making Questionnaire, Course Decision Making , Students
DOI: 10.1080/00050068908259567
ISSN: 0005-0067
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1989 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 14 Oct 2009 10:45
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 01:54

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