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Decision making is the act of making up one’s mind to undertake a particular, cause, project or idea and backing it up with action It could be defined as choice made between alternatives.

TYEPS OF DECISION

There are two types of decision

  1. Minor decision
  2. Major decision

MINOR DECISION

These are decisions that have little or effects on our lives/future.

  1. Choice of cloth to wear
  2. Choice of food to eat
  3. Choice to school club to join
  4. Choice to play game
  5. Choice to watch television

MAJOR DECISION

These are important decision that have great impacts and effects on the future of an individuals.

EXAMPLES

  1. Choice of career
  2. Choice of friends
  3. Choice of life partners
  4. Choice of school to go
  5. Decision of whether to take drug or not
  6. Choice on whether to engage in pre-marital relationship
  7. Economic decision
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SITUATION THAT REQUIRE DECISION MAKING

  1. Choice of career
  2. Choice of school
  3. Choice of friends
  4. Marriage decision
  5. Economic decision
  6. Decision on whether to take drug or not
  7. Decision on whether young people need on any relationship or not

FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE DECISION MAKING

  1. Personal goal
  2. Value
  3. Friends and peer groups
  4. Religious belief
  5. Peer pressure
  6. Parents/family expectations
  7. Society norms

PEOPLE THAT INFLUENCE OUR DECISION

  1. Parent or guardians
  2. Friends/peer groups
  3. Siblings (our brothers and sisters)
  4. Our teachers
  5. Religious leader
  6. Other adults

HOW TO MAKE RIGHT DECISION

These are the steps in making right decision

  1. Define the problem
  2. Collect information that would help you to solve the problems
  3. Weight the possible consequences of the decision
  4. Decide on an option
  5. Act on the decision
  6. Evaluate the outcome
  7. Considering family and personal values
  8. Consider the impact on other people.
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IMPORTANCE OF DECISION MAKING

  1. It gives purpose/direction to our lives
  2. It assists us to identify our values
  3. It builds self esteem
  4. It helps in minimizing our values
  5. It helps to resists pressure to conform to other peoples opinion
  6. It assists us in proper goal setting
  7. It enables us to make best choice out of available options
  8. Helps us in learning more about ourselves

 

See also

MEDIA EXPRESSION

HARMFUL TRADITIONAL PRACTICES

CONFLICT

TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN AND CHILDREN

SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR PEDESTRIANS

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