This research has its focus on how children, youths and teenagers make decisions in their every-day-life. Prior research has shown that decision-making processes of teenagers differ compared to how children and adults take their decisions. Teenagers’ decisions are often fast and thrill-seeking. There is a gap of knowledge as concerns decision-making that has to be filled; among other things to be able to provide teenagers with appropriate guidance.
Data will be collected from approximately 280 persons in the age-group of 10-30 years within each country. The participants answer interview questions and play computer games where they face different types of decisions.
The results will provide information about how decision-making evolves within young people over time and how it differs amongst different cultures.
Researchers from USA, Colombia, Italy, Kenya, India, Jordan, Thailand, Philippines and China
Jacobs Foundation, USA