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ERIC Number: ED011668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 24
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A SOCIOMETRIC QUESTIONNAIRE AS A GUIDE TO SELECT RESIDENT ASSISTANTS.
CRAWLEY, WILLIAM J.; WOTRUBA, RICHARD T.
IN ORDER TO INSURE THAT ONLY THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE CAPABLE OF FACILITATING POSITIVE GROWTH WITHIN OTHERS ARE CHOSEN AS RESIDENT ASSISTANTS (RA), IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT TO USE A METHOD OF SELECTION THAT IS AS SCIENTIFIC AS POSSIBLE. THE PROBLEM WAS TO SEE HOW THE DEAN OF MEN'S OFFICE (DMO) SELECTIONS COMPARED WITH THE PEER-IDENTIFIED LEADERS (PIL). THE METHOD OF INVESTIGATION WAS DESCRIPTIVE, AND THE TOOLS OF MEASUREMENT WERE THE QUESTIONNAIRE, THE INTERVIEW, AND THE CANDIDATE'S APPLICATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS. THE SAMPLE CONSISTED OF 800 SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS ENROLLED AT HOLY CROSS COLLEGE FULL TIME. THREE HUNDRED OF THESE STUDENTS WERE VYING FOR 60 RA POSITIONS. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE HIGHER THE STUDENT RATES ON THE SOCIOMETRIC PART OF THE SELECTION PROCESS, THE MORE LIKELY HE WILL BE CHOSEN AS A RA. THAT IS, 75 PERCENT OF THE ELIGIBLE PIL WERE CHOSEN BY THE DMO. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PERSONNEL AND GUIDANCE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION (DALLAS, MARCH 1967). (AUTHOR)
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Identifiers: College of the Holy Cross MA; Massachusetts (Worcester); Texas (Dallas)