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dc.contributor.authorJaradat, Raed M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGoerger, Simon R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBuchanan, Randy K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHossain, Niamat Ullah Ibneen_US
dc.contributor.authorNagahi, Mortezaen_US
dc.contributor.authorEl Amrani, Safae, 1995-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKhademibami, Laya, 1982-en_US
dc.creatorInformation Technology Laboratory (U.S.)en_US
dc.creatorMississippi State University. Department of Industrial and Systems Engineeringen_US
dc.identifier.govdocERDC/ITL MP-22-2en_US
dc.descriptionMiscellaneous Paperen_US
dc.description.abstractAlthough the application of systems thinking (ST) has become essential for practitioners when dealing with turbulent and complex environments, there are limited studies available in the current literature that investigate how the ST skills of practitioners vary with regard to demographic factors and personality types (PTs). To address this gap, this article uses a structural equation modeling approach to explore the relationship be-tween practitioners’ ST skills, PT, and a set of demographic factors. The demographic factors included in the study are education level, the field of the highest degree, organizational ownership structure, job experience, and current occupation type. A total of 99 engineering managers, 104 systems engineers (SEs), and 55 practitioners with other occupations participated in this article. Results showed that the education level, the field of the highest degree, PT, organizational ownership structure, and current job experience of practitioners influenced their level of ST skills. Additionally, the current occupation type of practitioners partially affects their level of ST skills. An in-depth analysis was also conducted using multiple group analysis to show how seven ST skills of the practitioners vary across their level of education. Taken together, the findings of the study suggest that PT and a set of demographic factors influence the overall ST skill of the practitioners.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Army. Corps of Engineersen_US
dc.format.extent20 pages / 2.7 MBen_US
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMiscellaneous Paper (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/ITL MP-22-2en_US
dc.relation.isversionofNagahi, Morteza, Niamat Ullah Ibne Hossain, Safae El Amrani, Raed Jaradat, Laya Khademibami, Simon R. Goerger, and Randy Buchanan. "Investigating the Influence of Demographics and Personality Types on Practitioners’ Level of Systems Thinking Skills." IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (2021).
dc.rightsApproved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimiteden_US
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dc.subjectComplex systemsen_US
dc.subjectEngineering managersen_US
dc.subjectPersonality types (PTs)en_US
dc.subjectStructural equation modeling; (SEM)en_US
dc.subjectSystems thinking (ST) skillsen_US
dc.titleInvestigating the influence of demographics and personality types on practitioners' level of systems thinking skillsen_US
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