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The Influence of Values, Information, and Decision Orders on a Public Policy Decision
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 145–158, June 1976
How to Cite
Hughes, G. D., Rao, V. R. and Alker, H. A. (1976), The Influence of Values, Information, and Decision Orders on a Public Policy Decision. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 6: 145–158. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1976.tb01320.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
An experiment was conducted to determine the influence of personal values, information, and decision order on choice and commitment to choice when the decision involved a complex matter of public policy. Findings indicated that values determined piorities, but not decisions; information did not influence choice, but had a curvilinear effect on the commitment to the choice; the decision order did not influence the components of the decision process, but did determine the proportion of value-consistent decisions. The significance of these findings to public policy and the need for future research are discussed.