Measure name: Adult Decision-Making Competence ADMC
Overview: The Adult Decision-Making Competence measure consists of a set of seven decision-making tasks designed to assess different aspects of decision-making.
Scale items: The Adult Decision-Making Competence measure includes the following seven tasks. The numbers in parentheses are Cronbach alphas and test-retest values.
Resistance to Framing (.62, .58)
Recognizing Social Norms (.64, .46)
Under/Overconfidence (.77, .47)
Applying Decision Rules (.73, .77)
Consistency in Risk Perception (.72, .51)
Resistance to Sunk Costs (.54, .61)
Path Independence (.75, .28)
See Appendix A of the 2007 article for a lengthy list of sample items for the 7 task categories mentioned above.
Cronbach’s Alpha and test-retest values were reported in Table 2 of the 2007 article referenced below. See the values next to the 7 tasks above.
The 2007 article includes the results of factor analyses. In addition, the authors reported correlations between the Adult Decision-Making Competence and a variety of other measures such as SES, Raven, Nelson-Denny, Decision-Making Outcomes, and Decision-Making Styles.
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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Wa¨ndi Bruine de Bruin, Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. E-mail: email@example.com
Reference for the scale
Bruine de Bruin, W., Parker, A. M., & Fischhoff, B. (2007). Individual differences in adult decision-making competence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92(5), 938–956. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-35188.8.131.528
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