Group dynamics and decision making : backcountry recreationists in avalanche terrain
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The purpose of this study was to describe and determine the prevalence of decision-making characteristics of recreational backcountry groups when making a decision of where to travel and ride in avalanche terrain from the perspective of individuals. Decision-making characteristics encompassed communication, decision-making processes, leadership, and group factors, including groupthink and bounded awareness. Additionally, the study sought information on decision outcomes and group attributes and explored relationships among the characteristics, outcomes, and attributes. As little empirical findings ...