ERIC Number: ED573262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Maximizers versus Satisficers
Buri, John R.; Gunty, Amy; King, Stephanie L.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (116th, Boston, MA, Aug 14-17, 2008)
In the present study, university students were presented a scenario in which a married couple was struggling in their marriage. These students were asked how likely it is that they would stay in a difficult marriage like the one described in the scenario. Each student also completed Schwartz's (2004) Maximization Scale. High scorers on this scale (i.e., maximizers) tend to search for "the best" alternative when making a decision. As a result, they are prone to buyers remorse. On the other hand, low scorers (i.e., satisficers) are less likely to experience post-decision regret. In the present study, maximizers (compared to satisficers) reported that they were more likely to leave a difficult marriage.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A