ERIC Number: ED221791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Perceived Role-Taking Behavior and Role-Taking Test Performance in Fraternity and Sorority College Students.
Moser, Rosemarie Scolaro
Generally, role-taking research has focused on the development and correlates of role taking in children. To explore role taking in the relatively overlooked population of young adults, a sociometric instrument, the Peer Role-Taking Questionnaire (PRTQ), was developed and used to measure perceived role-taking behaviors. The results were compared to those of a projective role-taking measure, the Role-Taking Task (RTT). The final sample consisted of 78 fraternity and sorority members, who also completed the Personality Research Form (PRF). Results showed that PRTQ scores correlated with sociometric/demographic measures of friendship, cooperation, class year, and group status. In contrast, RTT scores correlated with personality measures and college grade point average. Furthermore, the PRTQ and RTT were not shown to correlate. The findings appear to question the value and purpose of nonecological instruments which propose to measure a social reality. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (53rd, Baltimore, MD, April 15-18, 1982).