The Role of Personal Tendencies in the Selection of Decision-Making Strategies
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It was hypothesized that strategy selection in decision making is dependent both on a basic tendency toward using a specific strategy and a cost benefit analysis that favors the utilization of a strategy that yields the highest net gain. In the present study, the influence of a priori tendencies on the selection of compensatory or noncompensatory strategies was tested. Twenty female student nurses participated in a decision making experiment, and, as hypothesized, a significant relationship was found between tendencies and actual utilization of decision strategies.
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