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Kornilova T.V. Melbourne decision making questionnaire: a Russian adaptation

Full text in Russian: Корнилова Т.В. Мельбурнский опросник принятия решений: русскоязычная адаптация
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The results of trying and testing a Russian version of Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire on a sample of Russian college students (n = 299) are presented. The combination of confirmatory factor analysis and cross-cultural analysis shows that the structure of the Russian version of the questionnaire is identical to that of the English one. No differences related to age, gender, or college specialization were found. Based on latent profile analysis results two major types of the decision making regulation were identified. The relationship between four questionnaire scales and a set of personality and cognitive traits including tolerance and intolerance for uncertainty, self-efficacy, rationality, reflexivity, risk readiness, intuition, and emotional intelligence are discussed (however the scales were not related to academic and practical intelligence).

Keywords: decision making, tolerance for uncertainty, vigilance, rationality, reflexivity, risk propensity, intelligence, emotional intelligence, self-efficacy, procrastination


I would like to thank S.A. Kornilov for his help with data analysis, and N.V. Vedeneeva, E.M. Ordinova, and E.M. Pavlova for their assistance with data collection.

The study was supported by Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 13-06-0049.


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Received 5 June 2013. Date of publication: 31 October 2013.

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Kornilova Tatiana V. Ph.D., Professor, Department of General Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya,  11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Kornilova T.V. Melbourne decision making questionnaire: a Russian adaptation. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2013, Vol. 6, No. 31, p. 4. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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