The effects of predictive ability information, locus of control, and decision maker involvement on decision aid reliance

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Abstract

This study examines several factors that influence decision makers' willingness to rely on mechanical decision aids. The first experiment examined the effects of predictive ability information and locus of control on decision aid reliance. The results indicate that decision makers were more likely to rely on a decision aid when its predictive validity was not disclosed. Further, decision makers with an external locus of control relied more on the decision aid than those with an internal locus of control. The second experiment expanded upon this result to examine the interactive effects of decision maker involvement and locus of control. The results suggest that involving decision makers in the aid's development enhanced reliance. However, decision makers with an internal locus of control were more strongly influenced by this form of involvement (in terms of increasing their reliance on the decision aid) than decision makers with an external locus of control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-50
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Behavioral Decision Making
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Decision aid reliance
  • Involvement
  • Locus of control
  • Predictive validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Strategy and Management

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