Małgorzata Zabłocka, Piotr Francuz

Katedra Psychologii Eksperymentalnej KUL


EFECTS OF PERSON-RELATED VARIABLES ON DECISIONS ABOUT EXERCISING CONTROL IN RESPONSIBILITY-ASSOCIATED SITUATIONS


The article presents the verification of hypotheses about the effects of person-related variables (the need for and locus of control) and gender on the decision type, certainty and decision-making time. The decision pertained to exerting influence on the course of events in the situation involving the necessity of admitting personal responsibility. As a result of the conducted analyses, the need for control and gender were found to have effect on the type of the decision on exercising control. Against our pre-assumptions, the locus of control showed effect neither on the type nor on the certainty of the decision. An interactive effect was found of the need for control, gender and the scope of responsibility on the certainty of the decision. An expected effect of person-related variables on decision-making time was not confirmed. In contrast to other analogous studies, in our subjects we did not find the effect of the scope of responsibility on decision about exercising control.

Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 23.03.2007, godz. 13:25 - Ewelina Soszyńska