Asee peer logo

Toward the Development of a Revised Decision-Making Competency Instrument

Download Paper |

Conference

2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

System 1 in Engineering Education and Research

Tagged Division

Educational Research and Methods

Page Count

12

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/31149

Download Count

24

Request a correction

Paper Authors

biography

Marisa K. Orr Clemson University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-5944-5846

visit author page

Marisa K. Orr is an Assistant Professor in Engineering and Science Education with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University. Her research interests include student persistence and pathways in engineering, gender equity, diversity, and academic policy. Dr. Orr is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award for her research entitled, “Empowering Students to be Adaptive Decision-Makers.”

visit author page

biography

Katherine M. Ehlert Clemson University

visit author page

Katherine M. Ehlert is a doctoral student in the Engineering and Science Education department in the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences at Clemson University. She earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and her MS in Mechanical Engineering focusing on Biomechanics from Cornell University. Prior to her enrollment at Clemson, Katherine worked as a Biomedical Engineering consultant in Philadelphia, PA. Her research interests include identity development through research experiences for engineering students, student pathways to engineering degree completion, and documenting the influence of co-op experiences on academic performance.

visit author page

biography

Maya Rucks Clemson University

visit author page

Maya Rucks is an engineering education doctoral student at Clemson University. She received her bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her master's degree in industrial engineering from Louisiana Tech University. Her areas of interest include, minorities in engineering, K-12 engineering, and engineering curriculum development.

visit author page

biography

Mitzi Desselles Louisiana Tech University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/https://0000-0003-2806-9838

visit author page

Dr. Desselles is Associate Professor and Chester Ellis Endowed Professorship in the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Louisiana Tech University. She is a member of the graduate faculty in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

visit author page

Download Paper |

Abstract

This research paper discusses the process of refining and expanding the Decision-Making Competency Inventory developed by Miller and Byrnes. Byrnes is the author of the Self-Regulation Model of Decision-Making (SRMDM), which posits that that self-regulated decision-makers spend time in three phases: generation of options, evaluation of options, and learning from the results. Additionally, adaptive decision-makers are aware of moderating factors (such as stress or lack of information) and work to overcome them. A revised instrument is presented.

Orr, M. K., & Ehlert, K. M., & Rucks, M., & Desselles, M. (2018, June), Toward the Development of a Revised Decision-Making Competency Instrument Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/31149

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2018 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015