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Development of Perceived Complex Problem-Solving Instrument in Domain of Complex Systems

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Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
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Department of Management, Humanities Faculty, Birjand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Birjand 97177-11111, Iran
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Academic Editor: William T. Scherer
Received: 5 June 2021 / Revised: 26 June 2021 / Accepted: 1 July 2021 / Published: 7 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Complex Systems)
The ability to solve modern complex systems becomes a necessity of the 21st century. The purpose of this study is the development of an instrument that measures an individual’s perception toward solving complex problems. Based on literature and definitions, an instrument with four stages named perceived complex problem-solving (PCPS) was designed through exploratory and confirmatory stages. The instrument is validated and scaled through different models, and the final model is discussed. After completing validation and scale development of the PCPS instrument, the final model of the PCPS instrument was introduced to resolve the gap in the literature. The final model of the PCPS instrument is able to find and quantify the degree of perception an individual holds in dealing with complex problems and can be utilized in different settings and environments. Further research about the relationship between Systems Thinking and CPS revealed individuals with a high level of systems thinking have a better understanding of the characteristics of complex problems and so better perception of CPS. View Full-Text
Keywords: complex problem-solving; systems thinking; systems thinking skills/preferences; perceived complex problem-solving instrument; complex systems; exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis; scale development; SEM complex problem-solving; systems thinking; systems thinking skills/preferences; perceived complex problem-solving instrument; complex systems; exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis; scale development; SEM
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Nagahi, M.; Maddah, A.; Jaradat, R.; Mohammadi, M. Development of Perceived Complex Problem-Solving Instrument in Domain of Complex Systems. Systems 2021, 9, 51. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/systems9030051

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Nagahi M, Maddah A, Jaradat R, Mohammadi M. Development of Perceived Complex Problem-Solving Instrument in Domain of Complex Systems. Systems. 2021; 9(3):51. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/systems9030051

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Nagahi, Morteza, Alieh Maddah, Raed Jaradat, and Mohammad Mohammadi. 2021. "Development of Perceived Complex Problem-Solving Instrument in Domain of Complex Systems" Systems 9, no. 3: 51. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/systems9030051

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