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The Cognitive Style Index: A Measure of Intuition-Analysis For Organizational Research


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  • Christopher W. Allinson
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    Almost 1000 adults participated in the development of the Cognitive Style Index (CSI), a new measure designed specifically for use with managerial and professional groups. the objectives of the study were, first, to produce a psychome-trically sound instrument suitable for application in large-scale organizational studies, and second, through its development, to confirm empirically the generic intuition-analysis dimension of cognitive style. Findings suggest that each objective was largely fulfilled. At a time when there is a burgeoning interest in intuition as a basis for decision making and problem solving in organizations, the CSI would appear to be a notable addition to the small collection of measures appropriate for survey research. Copyright 1996 Basil Blackwell Ltd.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Management Studies.

    Volume (Year): 33 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 1 (01)
    Pages: 119-135

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:jomstd:v:33:y:1996:i:1:p:119-135

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