THE ROLE OF GENDER AND EDUCATION ON DECISION-MAKING


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Jacques M., Osman G.

STUDIES IN BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, vol.14, no.3, pp.117-130, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/sbe-2019-0048
  • Title of Journal : STUDIES IN BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-130

Abstract

In this article we investigated the predominance of six unique dimensions of decision-making. We defined those dimensions as rationality, acuity, autonomy, openness, control, and emotion-neutrality. Our data is based on an online survey conducted on a global scale. From this survey, we received a total of 356 responses, of which 204 (57.3%) are females, and 152 (42.70%) are males. Of the respondents, 139 (39.04%) work in the education sector as teachers, academicians, lab instructors, course assistants and the remainder in other occupations. Our results suggest that emotion-neutrality is positively associated with all the dimensions of decision-making except acuity. We found that emotion-neutrality plays a significant role in the decision-making processes. However, female respondents perceive themselves to be less emotion-neutral, a finding that is amplified in the education sector. Thus, female teachers are more likely to make emotional decisions.