ERIC Number: ED189516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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Participants' Abilities in Perceptual and Interpersonal Discrimination Related to Human Relations Training Outcomes.
Mezoff, Bob; Carew, Donald K.
In an extension of a pilot study (Mezoff, 1980B) the influence of participant cognitive style on various human relations training (HRT) outcomes was explored. Cognitive style dimensions investigated were field-dependence-independence (FD-FI, Witkin 1978) and interpersonal discrimination (Carr 1979). University students (N=39) enrolled in a group dynamics course completed a series of self-report measures administered over the duration of the training and peer-rankings at the end of training. No differences were found between FI and FD persons in terms of grouped-ranked outcomes or self-report measures. Peer-ranked areas of task-orientation, maintenance-orientation,and emotional openness correlated significantly with the measure of interpersonal discrimination. A high degree of inter-correlation was found among task-orientation, maintenance-orientation, satisfaction, and learning. Final participant self-reports showed a strong correlation to various peer-ranked outcomes. An analysis of each of three T-groups found evidence of variation among groups; aggregation of data across treatment groups was found to obscure significant interactions. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Field Dependence Independence; Interpersonal Discrimination