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ERIC Number: ED019558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr
Pages: 31
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Reference Count: 0
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INITIATION OF STRUCTURE, CONSIDERATION, AND TASK PERFORMANCE IN INTERCULTURAL DISCUSSION GROUPS.
ANDERSON, LYNN R.
RATINGS OF THE LEADER'S INITIATION OF STRUCTURE AND CONSIDERATION WERE OBTAINED FROM 36 INTERCULTURAL DISCUSSION GROUPS OF ONE AMERICAN AND ONE INDIAN GRADUATE STUDENT PLUS AN AMERICAN LEADER. RATINGS OF GROUP ATMOSPHERE, ESTEEM FOR LEADER, AND LEADER EFFECTIVENESS WERE ALSO OBTAINED AFTER EACH GROUP COMPLETED AN INTERCULTURAL NEGOTIATION TASK AND A GROUP CREATIVITY TASK. RESULTS SHOWED THAT AMERICAN AND INDIAN MEMBERS' ESTEEM FOR LEADER AND GROUP ATMOSPHERE RATINGS WERE POSITIVELY CORRELATED WITH THE LEADER'S CONSIDERATE BEHAVIOR BUT NOT WITH HIS STRUCTURING BEHAVIOR. EFFECTIVENESS AS RATED BY AMERICANS WAS POSITIVELY CORRELATED WITH CONSIDERATION AND INITIATION OF STRUCTURE. WHEN RATED BY THE INDIANS, EFFECTIVENESS WAS CORRELATED ONLY WITH CONSIDERATION. THE LEADER'S SELF RATINGS OF CONSIDERATION AND INITIATION OF STRUCTURE WERE POSITIVELY CORRELATED WITH HIS RATINGS OF GROUP ATMOSPHERE AND OF HIS EFFECTIVENESS. GROUP PERFORMANCE WAS UNRELATED TO CONSIDERATION RATINGS BUT WAS POSITIVELY RELATED TO INITIATION OF STRUCTURE, THIS FINDING BEING SPECIFIC TO THE CULTURE AND THE TASK. (AUTHOR/AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Group Effectiveness Research Lab.
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