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ERIC Number: ED025728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 18
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The Effect of Sociability on the Type and Rate of Interaction in Small Groups.
Rose, Harold
This study sought to determine the effect of sociability, a personality variable, on the kind and number of statements made by an individual in a group. Subjects were 65 adult basic education workshop participants from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. They were divided into seven groups by stratified random sampling on age, sex, and race; group leaders were rotated to control the effect of differing leadership styles. Data on interaction, sociability, and demographic factors were obtained with the Reciprocal Category System, a scale of social introversion and extraversion, and a brief questionnaire. All types of interaction but one correlated significantly with interaction rate. None of the demographic variables (age, sex, race, administrative experience, teaching experience, educational background) correlated significantly with interaction. Implications for research were noted. (Included are ten references and four illustrations.) (ly)
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Identifiers: Reciprocal Category System
Note: Paper presented at the National Seminar on Adult Education Research (Toronto, February 9-11, 1969)