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Индивидуални особености при потребността от приключване в българска извадка
Individual features in need for closure in Bulgarian sample

Author(s): Antoaneta Hristova, Borian Andreev, Dilyana Veleva
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Институт за изследване на населението и човека - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: need for closer; lay epistemic theory; decision making;

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the application of the method for determining the Kruglanski and Webster’s need for closer (Kruglanski, 1993). The need for closure is a psychological construct that is based on the lay epistemic theory and explains the motivational aspects of decision making. Widely applied construct raises serious discussions about its factor structure. Implementation in Bulgaria is part of a study of psychological characteristics in the context of political orientations. The publication focuses on the results for some individual characteristics in the event of the need for closure, as well as the factor structure of the methodology. Factor analysis clearly shows formation of four factors identical to the original methods and release of the fifth, which is partially included in the first factor. The results showed a preference for women and older people to the first factor, i.e. preference for order and structure. Respondents from small towns are more pronounced preference for predictability of future context, while those with secondary education - to perform the determination in future decisions.

  • Issue Year: 17/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 3-15
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian