ISSN: 1998 - 4162

JISR MSSE Journal Contents

Volume 14, Number 2, July 2016

Significance & Adaptation of Janis’s Groupthink Model among Students: A Case of Research Groups in BUITEMS
Raheela Maula Bakhsh - BUITEMS, Quetta, Pakistan
Dr. Uzma Mukhtar - University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan

The Janis’s Groupthink model has its foundation on the concept that when group decision is made under some antecedent conditions, they are less successful. Furthermore, there are earlier researches which tested the significance of overall model to know whether it can be adapted in each type of group decision making or not, however, this study finds sparse studies in student groups. As research students at BUITEMS have to work in groups and make decision regarding their research work during their scholarship. Which ultimately results in the success or failure and influence their academic career. Therefore, the main purpose of our study is to explore the relevance and adaptation of Janis Groupthink Model among students. For this purpose, this study used the group discussion method to check the fitness of Janis’s Groupthink model in education context. Data were collected from the 4 research groups of MS Scholars of the 2013 batch studying in BUITEMS by using Glaser Groupthink Index. The results revealed less support for the Janis’s Model as the Conditions in each Stage were not met.


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