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ERIC Number: ED022234
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Can We Scientifically Select Residence Hall Staff?
Wotruba, Richard T.
In order to insure that only those individuals who are capable of facilitating positive growth within others are chosen as Resident Assistants (R.A.'s), it is vitally important to use a method of selection that is as objective as possible. In an effort to meet this challenge, Holy Cross College initiated a three year study to develop such a measuring instrument that would identify the best student leaders. The method of investigation was descriptive and the tools of measurement were standarized personality tests, an interest inventory, and a sociometric type leadership questionnaire. The sample consisted of 300 sophomores and juniors currently enrolled at the College, who were trying for 60 R.A. positions. It was found that the higher the student rates on the sociometric questionnaire, the more self-assertive and friendly he rates, and if his preferences evolve around extraversion, sensing, and feeling, and if he focuses his judgment upon people and things rather than upon concepts and ideas, the more likely he will be capable of facilitating positive growth within others. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.