Margarete Boos and Friedhelm Meier

Die Regulation des Gruppenprozesses bei der Entscheidungsfindung. = The regulation of group process in decision making

Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie

Studied the influence of different task instructions and different organizational roles on group processes in decision-making situations. 150 senior public administration officials were divided into 30 groups of 5 participants each, and each group was asked to reach a decision on a complex administrative issue. The task instructions varied according to 3 models of group leadership and cooperation, and Ss were instructed to assume different organizational roles. The decision-making process in each group was evaluated with time-series analyses of long-term and short-term dynamic regulation patterns, and the effects of task instruction and organizational role were analyzed via an ANOVA. The quality of the decision and Ss' satisfaction with the decision-making process and outcome were also assessed. (English abstract) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Accession Number: 1993-88195-001. Translated Title: The regulation of group process in decision making. Other Journal Title: Social Psychology. Partial author list: First Author & Affiliation: Boos, Margarete; U Konstanz Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Fachgruppe Psychologie, Constance, Germany. Other Publishers: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers; Hogrefe Publishing. Release Date: 19931001. Correction Date: 20111226. Publication Type: Journal (0100), Peer Reviewed Journal (0110). Format Covered: Print. Document Type: Journal Article. Language: German. Major Descriptor: Group Decision Making; Group Dynamics; Roles. Minor Descriptor: Government Personnel; Management Personnel; Organizational Behavior. Classification: Group & Interpersonal Processes (3020); Management & Management Training (3640). Population: Human (10). Age Group: Adulthood (18 yrs & older) (300). Methodology: Empirical Study. Page Count: 12. Issue Publication Date: 1993.