International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 7 Num. 3 - November 2007


Factors that Affect Decision Making: Gender and Age Differences [Factores que Afectan la Toma de Decisiones: Diferencias por Sexo y Edad]

Volume 7 Num. 3 - November 2007 - Pages 381-391


Mar?a L. Sanz de Acedo Liz?rraga, Mar?a T. Sanz de Acedo Baquedano and Mar?a Cardelle-Elawar


In this study, the influence of gender and age in the importance allocated to several factors in the decision process was investigated from a naturalistic perspective. For this purpose, the Decision-Making Questionnaire, DMQ was administered to a sample of 589 participants (294 men and 295 women) of ages between 18-80 years old, who were grouped into three developmental stages: youths 18-25 years (n= 207; 97 men and 110 women); adults 26-65 years (n= 205; 110 men and 95 women), and retired persons 66-80 years (n= 177; 87 men
and 90 women). The statistical analyses revealed significant differences due both to gender and age in participants? perception of the factors that determine their decision processes.

Key words:

Decision-making, Decision task, Gender, Age

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