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ERIC Number: ED500708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-3
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
The Relations between Decision Making in Social Relationships and Decision Making Styles
Sari, Enver
Online Submission, World Applied Sciences Journal v3 n3 p369-381 2008
The research reported in this paper aimed to examine the relationships between decisiveness in social relationships, and the decision-making styles of a group of university students and to investigate the contributions of decision-making styles in predicting decisiveness in social relationship (conflict resolution, social relationship selection certainty, and ease of social relationship selection). A further aim of the study was to investigate whether there is a difference in the decisiveness in social relationship of university students in relation to gender and academic success. Multi Domain Decision Scale, and Decision-Making Questionnaire were administered to 339 university students (165 females and 174 males) in Giresun university. When decision-making styles and decision-making in social relationships are compared, it is seen that there is no significant relationship between vigilance and ease of social relationship selection. However, there is a positive significant correlation between conflict resolution and social relationship selection certainty, although it is at a low level. The findings obtained in this research indicate that buckpassing, procrastination and hypervigilance decision-making styles adversely affect decision-making in social relationships. The findings obtained in the study show that for a higher level of relationship there is a negative correlation between hypervigilance and conflict resolution, although it is at a low level. The findings of the study show that decision-making in social relationship does not differ according to gender. When the ease of social relationship selection is predicted with decision-making styles, procrastination is defined as the most significant predictor in negative sense, although it is at a low level. The negative predictor of social relationship selection certainty is buckpassing and its positive predictor is vigilance. Once conflict resolution is predicted with decision-making styles, it is seen that vigilance is a positive predictor, and hypervigilance and procrastination are negative predictors. Decision-making in conflict resolution is predicted by hypervigilance at the most significant level in negative sense. Some suggestions were presented to consultants from the findings obtained from the study in order to enhance decision making in decision-making styles and decision-making in social relationships. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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