Relationship between cognitive distortions and decision-making skills among Al-Quds University students
Purpose of the study: The purpose of this research is to identify the relationship between cognitive distortions and decision-making skills among Al-Quds University students. Methodology: The current research was performed on a sample of (264) male and female students chosen using the random method. Both of cognitive distortions and decision-making skills measurements have been used. Validity and reliability of the study instruments were tested, and it was clear that the instruments were sufficiently reliable (stable) enough to meet the objectives of the study. Main Findings: Findings showed a negative relationship between cognitive distortions and decision-making skills among Al-Quds University students, and also suggested that the means for the total score of cognitive distortions and decision-making skills were moderate. Over-thinking reflected the dominant domain of cognitive distortions. Findings also revealed differences in cognitive distortions in favor of females, Faculty of Humanities, and residents of the village. Applications of the study: The strength of the negative relationship between distortions and decision-making can be deduced, as there is a need to improve students’ understanding of the risks of cognitive distortions, and seek to enhance the ability of decision-making skills. Novelty: Decision-making is one of the cognitive processes resulted from multiple-choice. Cognitive distortions influence decision-making skills. Thus, the purpose of this study was to overcome the barriers to negative thinking and to improve student capacity for appropriate and effective decision-making skills. We can obtain this using a direct relationship between cognitive distortions and decision-making skills.
Cognitive Distortions , Decision-making Skills, Al-Quds University Students , Palestine