Role of the Dark Triad Traits and Attitude Towards Uncertainty in Decision-Making Strategies in Managers
Social Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 187-195
Received: Oct. 30, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 10, 2017; Published: Dec. 13, 2017
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Tatiana Kornilova, Department of psychology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Yulia Krasavtseva, Department of psychology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
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Abstract
This article presents the results of an empirical study of decision-making strategies in an uncertain environment as modeled by the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT). The study examines the associations between the Dark Triad traits, tolerance of uncertainty and decision-making effectiveness, measured by the results of strategic choices in a sequential decision-making task with a set goal of obtaining the largest possible profit. The differences in the correlations of the Dark Triad traits with decision-making effectiveness are demonstrated between managers and non-managers. The Dark Triad traits are linked with more effective decision-making strategies only in non-managers. Managers with higher levels of the Dark Triad traits prefer risky and chaotic strategies, especially in the later stages of the decision-making process. Tolerant to uncertainty managers make more effective decisions in the early stages of the prognostic task, these stages are characterized by higher levels of uncertainty and lack of information.
Keywords
Decision-Making, Tolerance of Uncertainty, Dark Triad, Iowa Gambling Task, Managers, Prognostic Task
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Tatiana Kornilova, Yulia Krasavtseva, Role of the Dark Triad Traits and Attitude Towards Uncertainty in Decision-Making Strategies in Managers, Social Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2017, pp. 187-195. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20170606.17
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