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An examination of the general decision making style questionnaire in two UK sample.

By David P. Spicer and E. Sadler-Smith

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NoPurpose ¿ To examine the psychometric properties and construct validity of the general decision making style (GDMS) questionnaire in two UK samples.\ud \ud Design/methodology/approach ¿ The GDMS takes the form of a self-report questionnaire which identifies five decision making styles: rational, intuitive, dependent, avoidant, and spontaneous. It was administered to samples of business studies undergraduates in two UK business schools. Analyses included scale reliabilities, test-re-test reliability, and both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses.\ud \ud Findings ¿ The instrument's internal and temporal consistencies were generally sound. Consistent with earlier studies, analyses undertaken on the two samples independently were generally supportive of a five factor model of decision making style. No relationships with gender or year of study were observed

Topics: Questionnaires, Decision-making styles, Five factor model, Design and methodology
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:bradscholars.brad.ac.uk:10454/3055
Provided by: Bradford Scholars
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