Self-Appraisal and Decision Making Styles in Judges

Author: Muneeza Ansar

Supervisor: Saleha Younis & Iram Fatima, PhD

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2014-2016

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The study aimed to find out the relationship between self-appraisal and decision making styles in judges. Correlation research design was used in the current study. Convenient sampling technique was used to collect the data from sample of 100 judges with age ranges of 28 to 53 years (M = 40.05, SD = 6.57). It was hypothesized that self-appraisal is likely to be positively correlated with rational and intuitive decision making styles and negatively correlated with the dependent and avoidant decision making styles. To assess self-appraisal, the Self-appraisal Questionnaire (Franklin, 1993) was used. Decision making styles were assessed through the General Decision making style Survey (Scott & Bruce, 1995). Results indicated that self-appraisal was positively correlated with the rational, intuitive and avoidant decision making styles but it had no significant relationship with dependent decision making. Moreover self-appraisal positively predicted the decision making styles in judges.

Keywords: Self-Appraisal, Decision Making Styles, Judges.

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