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Individual differences in the styles of strategic thinking and behavior

Beata Bajcar 1  
 
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Chair of Management Systems, Wrocław University of Technology
Studia Psychologiczne 2018;56(3)
Publication date: 2017-07-01
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Objectives: The aim of this paper is an identification of individual differences in styles of strategic thinking and behaviors a dispositional variables, which are particularly important in complex task situations. Material and methods: There were conducted the research using the Strategic Thinking and Behavior Questionnaire SMiDS (Bajcar, 2012) on a group of 2034 people. Results: As a result of k-means cluster analysis, four groups with characteristic styles of strategic thinking and behavior were extracted: 1) Activists, 2) Thinkers, 3) Passivists and 4) Strategists. Also, empirical results revealed the differentiation of personality (N = 440) and temperamental traits (N = 350) in the strategic thinking and behavior clusters. Conclusions: Extracted strategic thinking and behavior styles express the individual differences of the intentional and task activity, which reveal personal resources and deficits in the efficient realization of life goals, educational and professional tasks. Moreover, personality and temperamental characteristics of strategic thinking and behavior styles expand psychological context in the explanation of the task behaviors. The obtained knowledge about individual differences in styles of strategic thinking and behavior specifies conditions and possibilities of maximization of the efficient behavior in the key areas of human activity, as an education or professional work.
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Beata Bajcar   
Chair of Management Systems, Wrocław University of Technology, Smoluchowskiego 25, Wrocław, 50 - 372 Wrocław, Polska
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