More than meets the eye? Intuition and analysis revisited

Hodgkinson, Gerard P., Sadler-Smith, Ev, Sinclair, Marta and Ashkanasy, Neal M. (2009) More than meets the eye? Intuition and analysis revisited. Personality and Individual Differences, 47 4: 342-346. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2009.03.025

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Author Hodgkinson, Gerard P.
Sadler-Smith, Ev
Sinclair, Marta
Ashkanasy, Neal M.
Title More than meets the eye? Intuition and analysis revisited
Journal name Personality and Individual Differences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0191-8869
Publication date 2009-09
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.paid.2009.03.025
Volume 47
Issue 4
Start page 342
End page 346
Total pages 5
Editor P. A. Vernon
S. B. G. Eysenck
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
150311 Organisational Behaviour
910402 Management
Abstract Research on individual differences in information processing is characterized by two incompatible theoretical perspectives. The unitary view postulates that analysis and intuition are the opposite poles of a single dimension, whereas the dual-process view proposes that they are independent constructs. We investigated this issue using two established measures of information-processing style, the Cognitive Style Index (CSI) and the Rational–Experiential Inventory (REI), each representative of one of the two conflicting views. We found that the REI’s dimensionality was consistent with the dual-process view, reflected by two uncorrelated factors, although we failed to replicate the instrument developers’ subsequent re-formulation into ability and engagement sub-scales. The structure of the CSI was more problematic, implying the existence of three factors, which is inconsistent with the unitary view advocated by its developers. Our studies suggest that the REI’s original formulation is preferred, and that the unitary conception underpinning the CSI should be abandoned forthwith.
Keyword cognitive style
information processing
intuition and analysis
experientiality and rationality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 9 May 2009

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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