Test of a Model Linking Cognitive Motivation, Assessment of Alternatives, Decision Quality, and Group Process Satisfaction
The proposed model links cognitive motivation to the assessment of alternatives, decision quality, and group satisfaction in Ventana Corporation's GroupSystemsm environment. The proposed model hypothesized a direct link between cognitive motivation, as operationalized by Petty and Cacioppo's (1986) Need for Cognition (NFC) construct, and assessment of alternatives. This link was confirmed. Group assessment of alternatives was hypothesized to have a direct effect upon the quality of decision and satisfaction with group process. These links were confirmed. The hypothesized link between quality of decision and satisfaction with group process was, however, not supported. The finding that higher quality decisions result from greater member input concerning the value of alternative choices bolsters the importance of establishing a comprehensive survey of the options. Group composition issues are discussed. © 1994, SAGE PUBLICATIONS, INC. All rights reserved.
Computer Information Technology and Cybersecurity
Scudder, Joseph N., Richard T. Herschel, and Martin D. Crossland. "Test of a model linking cognitive motivation, assessment of alternatives, decision quality, and group process satisfaction." Small group research 25, no. 1 (1994): 57-82.
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