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ERIC Number: ED013360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 118
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PERSONALITY AND CONFORMITY.
BAROCAS, RALPH; GORLOW, LEON
AN INVESTIGATION WAS MADE OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSONALITY FACTORS AND CONFORMITY. THE SUBJECTS WERE 243 RANDOMLY SELECTED STUDENTS ENROLLED IN COLLEGE PSYCHOLOGY COURSES WHO WERE DIVIDED INTO GROUPS OF 97, 96, AND 50 SUBJECTS. A PERSONALITY FACTOR INVENTORY WAS OBTAINED FROM RESPONSES TO A LARGE LIST OF TRUE-FALSE PERSONALITY ITEM STATEMENTS. ITEMS FOR THIS MEASURE WERE DRAWN FROM THE CALIFORNIA PERSONALITY INVENTORY, INCLUDING THE CRUTCHFIELD CONFORMITY ITEMS, AND THE INDEPENDENCE OF JUDGEMENT SCALE. A CONFORMITY SCORE WAS INDIVIDUALLY OBTAINED FROM A TEST THAT REQUIRED EACH SUBJECT TO STATE WHICH ONE OF A GRADUATED SERIES OF ELEMENTS MATCHED A KEY ELEMENT. FROM THIS TEST A CONFORMITY SCORE WAS OBTAINED BY TOTALING THE NUMBER OF ANSWERS THAT DEVIATED FROM THE ELEMENT THAT MATCHED THE KEY TOWARD ANOTHER ELEMENT WHICH WAS INDICATED BY THE INVESTIGATOR TO BE THE CORRECT RESPONSE. BI-SERIAL CORRELATIONS OF THE TWO SETS OF VARIABLES THAT WERE COMPUTED FOR THE FIRST TWO STUDENT GROUPS IDENTIFIED ONLY FIVE CROSS-VALIDATED ITEMS, FAR LESS THAN THE NUMBER EXPECTED. THE LACK OF REPLICATED ITEMS PREVENTED THE APPLICATION OF FACTOR ANALYSIS PROCEDURES AND THERE WAS NO VALIDATION OF FACTORS TO BE CONDUCTED WITH THE GROUP OF 50. THE INVESTIGATOR CONCLUDED THAT THE STUDY CONSTITUTED A FAILURE IN THE EFFORT TO IDENTIFY PERSONALITY FACTORS OPERATING IN THE BEHAVIOR OF YIELDING TO SOCIAL INFLUENCE. (AL)
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