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Satisfaction and Commitment to a Decisional Choice in Relation to Decisional Procrastination

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Material Information

Title: Satisfaction and Commitment to a Decisional Choice in Relation to Decisional Procrastination
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Burris, Nicole
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Decisional Procrastination
College Choice
Satisfaction
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Researchers have often viewed decisional procrastination as a negative characteristic that should be addressed by career counselors. Recent research has revealed that decisional procrastinators use systematic and strategic searches in their decision-making processes. This study investigates the role that decisional procrastination plays in the satisfaction with and commitment to the real-life decision of which undergraduate institution to attend and the hypothetical decision of which graduate school to attend. A sample of 27 college freshmen were administered the Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire, the Job in General Scale, and the Occupational Commitment Questionnaire in relation to the real-life decision of which college to attend. It was found that there were no significant differences in satisfaction and commitment in low and high decisional procrastinators. A sample of 39 college seniors were administered the same three measures in relation to hypothetical scenarios in which decision-making time was manipulated to assess the effect of decisional procrastination and time on satisfaction and commitment. It was found that low decisional procrastinators had significantly higher satisfaction and commitment scores than high decisional procrastinators. It was also found that there were no significant differences across decisionmaking time for satisfaction and commitment. These results are discussed in terms of the positive and negative interpretations of decisional procrastination. Directions for future research are also offered in light of these results.
Statement of Responsibility: by Nicole Burris
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Barton, Michelle

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 B9
System ID: NCFE003203:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003203/00001

Material Information

Title: Satisfaction and Commitment to a Decisional Choice in Relation to Decisional Procrastination
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Burris, Nicole
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Decisional Procrastination
College Choice
Satisfaction
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Researchers have often viewed decisional procrastination as a negative characteristic that should be addressed by career counselors. Recent research has revealed that decisional procrastinators use systematic and strategic searches in their decision-making processes. This study investigates the role that decisional procrastination plays in the satisfaction with and commitment to the real-life decision of which undergraduate institution to attend and the hypothetical decision of which graduate school to attend. A sample of 27 college freshmen were administered the Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire, the Job in General Scale, and the Occupational Commitment Questionnaire in relation to the real-life decision of which college to attend. It was found that there were no significant differences in satisfaction and commitment in low and high decisional procrastinators. A sample of 39 college seniors were administered the same three measures in relation to hypothetical scenarios in which decision-making time was manipulated to assess the effect of decisional procrastination and time on satisfaction and commitment. It was found that low decisional procrastinators had significantly higher satisfaction and commitment scores than high decisional procrastinators. It was also found that there were no significant differences across decisionmaking time for satisfaction and commitment. These results are discussed in terms of the positive and negative interpretations of decisional procrastination. Directions for future research are also offered in light of these results.
Statement of Responsibility: by Nicole Burris
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Barton, Michelle

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 B9
System ID: NCFE003203:00001

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