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Developing and Validating the Multidimensional Proactive Decision-Making Scale

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Siebert, Johannes ; Kunz, Reinhard:
Developing and Validating the Multidimensional Proactive Decision-Making Scale.
In: European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 249 (March 2016) Issue 3 . - pp. 864-877.
ISSN 0377-2217
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2015.06.066

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On the basis of an extensive interdisciplinary literature review proactive decision-making (PDM) is conceptualised as a multidimensional concept. We conduct five studies with over 4,000 participants from various countries for developing and validating a theoretically consistent and psychometrically sound scale of PDM. The PDM concept is developed and appropriate items are derived from literature. Six dimensions are conceptualised: the four proactive cognitive skills ‘systematic identification of objectives’, ‘systematic search for information’, ‘systematic identification of alternatives’, and ‘using a ‘decision radar’’, and the two proactive personality traits ‘showing initiative’ and ‘striving for improvement’. Using principal component factor analysis and subsequent item analysis as well as confirmatory factor analysis, six conceptually distinct dimensional factors are identified and tested acceptably reliable and valid. Our results are remarkably similar for individuals who are decision-makers, decision analysts, both or none of both with different levels of experience. There is strong evidence that individuals with high scores in a PDM factor, e.g. proactive cognitive skills or personality traits, show a significantly higher decision satisfaction. Thus, the PDM scale can be used in future research to analyse other concepts. Furthermore, the scale can be applied, e.g. by staff teams to work on OR problems effectively or to inform a decision analyst about the decision behaviour in an organisation.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Behavioural OR; Decision Analysis; Problem Structuring
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Chair Business Administration V > Chair Business Administration V - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Schlüchtermann
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Former Professors > Juniorprofessur Medienmanagement, insbes. Sportmedien - Juniorprof. Dr. Reinhard Kunz
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Chair Business Administration V
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Juniorprofessur Medienmanagement, insbes. Sportmedien
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Former Professors
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 08:40
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017 08:40
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/36112