This research was prepared with support of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Grant Fr 132. The authors wish to thank Professor W. D. Fröhlich for his generous support.
The dependency of the validity of information integration on cognitive variables and the judgement task†
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
Copyright © 1980 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 10, Issue 1, pages 63–73, January/March 1980
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Mattenklott, A. and Luutz, R. (1980), The dependency of the validity of information integration on cognitive variables and the judgement task. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 10: 63–73. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2420100105
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Received: 6 AUG 1979
Simple models of information integration focus essentially on the combination of the components of information. This research investigated whether cognitive variables in the constructs of intelligence and cognitive complexity, as well as concentration, could predict the conditions of simple models of judgement. As additional predictors, the two qualitative variables [type of information] and [experience of the judgement task] were introduced. Subjects judged three types of stimuli using the pair comparison method. The conditions of the judgement models were analysed in the framework of the conjoint-measurement approach. Five different regression functions provided mediocre approximations to the 10 conditions of the models, when the 9 cognitive variables were considered. The small differences did not favour one of the five functions. The introduction of the qualitative predictor [type of information] improved the estimations more clearly than the experience of the judgement task, the effect of which was small.