ERIC Number: ED031648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Role Perception and Task Performance of Experimentally Composed Small Groups. Report No. 1 from NIMH Project "Use of Small Groups to Adapt Problem Students" 1965-1970.
Thelen, H.A.; And Others
This report is concerned with the problem of what personality combinations are likely to produce the most effective group in learning situations. Chapter II explores 15 selected personality characteristics that were expected to affect behavior (independent variables). Chapter III explores certain aspects of group behavior whose measurement provides data bearing on group effectiveness (dependent variables). Chapter IV examines the relationships between the independent and dependent variables. Chapter V explores certain hypotheses concerning criteria for group composition. Chapter VI explores in depth the relationship of the variables to group tasks in terms of Work, Process, and Productivity. Chapter VII presents comparative analysis of the group affects of each independent variable. Chapter VIII points up the contribution of the experimental study in terms of its methodology and findings concerning the dynamics of group effectiveness, and Chapter IX raises implications for residential continuing education. Thirty data tables are included and appendixes include the personality tests used, and the correlations between the Rank Order of Group Measures of each independent variable and the Productivity Rank of each group. (dm)
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Group Behavior, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Interpersonal Relationship, Participant Satisfaction, Personality, Personality Measures, Productivity, Research, Role Perception, Small Group Instruction, Statistical Data, Task Performance, Teacher Effectiveness
University of Chicago, 5801 Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: Differential Values Inventory; Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation; Over All Agreement Score; Reaction to Group Situation Test