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ERIC Number: EJ869728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Decision-Making Style among Adolescents: Relationship with Sensation Seeking and Locus of Control
Baiocco, Roberto; Laghi, Fiorenzo; D'Alessio, Maria
Journal of Adolescence, v32 n4 p963-976 Aug 2009
The principal aim of the study was to examine the psychometric properties and construct validity of the General Decision-Making Scale (GDMS) in a sample of 700 adolescents (aged 15-19 years). Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses provide evidence for a solid five-dimension structure reflecting the theorized construct: rational, intuitive, dependent, avoidant and spontaneous. No differences were found with respect to gender; however older adolescents used more rational decision-making style than younger ones and had lower mean scores on intuitive, avoidant and spontaneous scales. Correlations between GDMS and both Sensation Seeking and Locus of Control scales provided substantiation for the convergent validity. Higher school achievements were positively associated with a rational decision-making style while the number of absences from school was positively related to spontaneous and avoidant styles. Data encourage the use of GDMS not only in the research of personality but for educational and counseling purposes. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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