ERIC Number: ED047198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of the Responses of Individuals with Different Interpersonal Needs with Respect to Variant Forms of Training in Group and Interpersonal Relations.
Smallegan, Marian Joyce
To determine if opinion change might be dependent in part on the interpersonal needs of the participants of seven seminar sections, need level was measured by FIRO-B (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation) in three areas: inclusion, control, and affection. Three nonresidential groups met weekly for 15 weeks; four residential groups met on campus six times with a residential weekend as the rest of the course. All 113 participants were pre- and post-tested. Findings included the following: in the partial residential groups an increase in anxiety was related to a more positive opinion about democratic leadership; participants with low control needs had greater opinion change in the partial residential groups; those with high control needs had greater opinion change in nonresidential groups; and participants who had high need scores had nearly the same amount of opinion change regardless of the residential nature of the course. The positive opinion change about democratic leadership occurred in the partial residential groups in the six-week period after the course was over. Over the same period, the nonresidential groups had a sharp negative opinion change about democratic leadership. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Attitude Change, Democratic Values, Doctoral Dissertations, Individual Needs, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership Styles, Opinions, Program Length, Research, Residential Programs, Seminars
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 70-12,206, MF $4.00; Xerography $6.00)
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Authoring Institution: Boston School Committee, MA.
Identifiers: Firo B Scale; Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation
Note: Ed.D. Thesis