HomeANTORCHAvol. 3 no. 1 (2016)

GENDER DIFFERENCES IN DECISION-MAKING STYLES OF SELECTED BARANGAY OFFICIALS

Cyrille Ann Gatbonton | Marjorie Zol Mallari | Efraem Janairo, Maed., Rgc

 

Abstract:

A study on gender differences in decision-making style of barangay officials was conducted at Lubao, Pampanga. Twelve barangays were selected and the selected barangay officials in each locale were given a test to determine their decision-making styles. The constructs that were observed include rational, dependence, intuitive, avoidant, and spontaneous decision-making styles. A total of 80 participants composed of 40 males and 40 females, answered the questionnaires. The mean values were statistically analyzed using correlation, f-test, and t-test. The only significant difference was obtained on the dependence of the male and female in making decisions. It was observed that the female was more dependent on others when it comes to decision-making. There were no observed differences on other decision-making styles between males and females, suggesting sameness level of rationality, intuition, avoidance, and spontaneity.