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1. Tolle, Kathryn. An Examination of the Criterion-Related Validity of Four Maximizing Tendency Scales: Which Scale is the "Best?".

Degree: Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), Psychology, 2017, Xavier University

Since the proposal of the construct of maximizing tendency, a stable individual difference in the way one approaches decisions, there has been substantial debate in the literature regarding the most appropriate way to measure it. Multiple scales have been developed that purportedly assess maximizing tendency, including the Maximizing Scale (MS; Schwartz et al., 2002), the Maximizing Tendency Scale (MTS; Diab et al., 2008), the Maximization Inventory (MI; Turner et al., 2012), and the Modified Maximizing Scale (MMS; Lai, 2010). Although several studies have compared the psychometric properties of these scales, very few have examined the criterion-related validity of the scales using behavioral measures, and no studies have simultaneously evaluated all four scales. Thus, the present study evaluated the criterion-related validity of all four scales using self-report of past real-life decisions as well as hypothetical decision-making scenarios. Overall, the Alternative Search subscale of the MI (MI-AS) emerged with the highest number of positive significant correlations with the behavior criterion measures. However, it should be noted that there are theoretical limitations to the MI-AS, insofar as it only contains items related to the tendency to consider multiple alternatives and neglects what is arguably the most theoretically-relevant aspect of maximizing tendency, which is the desire to identify the optimal alternative. With regard to the criterion-related validity of the other scales, no clear pattern of results emerged, which contradicted a prior study in which the MTS was significantly correlated with more behavior-based criteria than was the MS. However, consistent with several prior studies, both the MS and MMS demonstrated poor internal consistency, a finding which warrants further investigation of the psychometric properties of these scales. Advisors/Committee Members: Diab, Dalia (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Behavioral Sciences; Psychological Tests; Psychology; scale evaluation; maximizing tendency; satisficing; criterion-related validity; behavior-based criteria; psychometric properties; decision-making style

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APA (6th Edition):

Tolle, K. (2017). An Examination of the Criterion-Related Validity of Four Maximizing Tendency Scales: Which Scale is the "Best?". (Doctoral Dissertation). Xavier University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=xavier1458418698

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Tolle, Kathryn. “An Examination of the Criterion-Related Validity of Four Maximizing Tendency Scales: Which Scale is the "Best?".” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, Xavier University. Accessed February 23, 2020. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=xavier1458418698.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Tolle, Kathryn. “An Examination of the Criterion-Related Validity of Four Maximizing Tendency Scales: Which Scale is the "Best?".” 2017. Web. 23 Feb 2020.

Vancouver:

Tolle K. An Examination of the Criterion-Related Validity of Four Maximizing Tendency Scales: Which Scale is the "Best?". [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Xavier University; 2017. [cited 2020 Feb 23]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=xavier1458418698.

Council of Science Editors:

Tolle K. An Examination of the Criterion-Related Validity of Four Maximizing Tendency Scales: Which Scale is the "Best?". [Doctoral Dissertation]. Xavier University; 2017. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=xavier1458418698

2. Damianidis, Ioannis. The Stable Marriage Problem : Optimizing Different Criteria Using Genetic Algorithms.

Degree: Business and IT, 2011, University of Borås

“The Stable marriage problem (SMP) is basically the problem of finding a stable matching between two sets of persons, the men and the women, where each person in every group has a list containing every person that belongs to other group ordered by preference. The first ones to discover a stable solution for the problem were D. Gale and G.S. Shapley. Today the problem and most of its variations have been studied by many researchers, and for most of them polynomial time algorithms do not exist. Lately genetic algorithms have been used to solve such problems and have often produced better solutions than specialized polynomial algorithms. In this thesis we study and show that the Stable marriage problem has a number of important real-world applications. It the experimentation, we model the original problem and one of its variations and show the benefits of using genetic algorithms for solving the SMP.”

Program: Magisterutbildning i informatik

Subjects/Keywords: stable marriage problem; genetic algorithm; maximum egalitarian happiness matching; maximizing criteria; Engineering and Technology; Teknik och teknologier

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APA (6th Edition):

Damianidis, I. (2011). The Stable Marriage Problem : Optimizing Different Criteria Using Genetic Algorithms. (Thesis). University of Borås. Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20401

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Damianidis, Ioannis. “The Stable Marriage Problem : Optimizing Different Criteria Using Genetic Algorithms.” 2011. Thesis, University of Borås. Accessed February 23, 2020. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20401.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Damianidis, Ioannis. “The Stable Marriage Problem : Optimizing Different Criteria Using Genetic Algorithms.” 2011. Web. 23 Feb 2020.

Vancouver:

Damianidis I. The Stable Marriage Problem : Optimizing Different Criteria Using Genetic Algorithms. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Borås; 2011. [cited 2020 Feb 23]. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20401.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Damianidis I. The Stable Marriage Problem : Optimizing Different Criteria Using Genetic Algorithms. [Thesis]. University of Borås; 2011. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20401

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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