ERIC Number: ED024979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
To See Ourself as Others See Us!
Norman, Warren T.
A series of studies is reported which explores methodological and procedural variables in interpersonal perception research, and proposes alternative methods to improve personality assessment in this area. Initial studies attempted to corroborate a five-factor model of peer-ratings, and validate self-report ratings on these factors against peer-rating criteria. In the latter studies, a predicted peer-rating was added to the design for comparison with actual peer-rating and self-rating. Discussion follows two paths, evaluation of statistical procedures, and presentation of research results. No conclusions were drawn from these studies, because there was little evidence of convergent and discriminant validity in comparing peer-ratings with self-ratings. With a new sample of acquainted Peace Corps trainees, moderate convergent and discriminant validities were obtained. In a similar sample of unacquainted subjects, the relationships between peer-ratings and self-ratings were lower, and relationships between predicted peer-ratings and both other ratings were lower and less uniform as well. The above findings are viewed as tenuous in light of methodological difficulties. (BP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.