ERIC Number: ED032430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Changing the Response of Vocational Students to Supervision: The Use of Motion Pictures and Group Discussion. Final Report. Research Series No. 44.
Stogdill, Ralph M.; Bailey, Walter R.
This study was designed to determine whether viewing and discussing five movies, each depicting a different pattern of supervisory behavior, would enable maladjusted students to react more favorably to supervision. Patterns of behavior were: (1) consideration of employees, (2) structuring expectations, (3) tolerance of freedom of action, (4) production emphasis, and (5) representation of the interests of the group. Small groups composed equally of well-adjusted and poorly-adjusted high school students viewed the movies and then engaged in free discussion without any attempt by researchers to influence student attitudes towards the supervisory role being discussed. Approximately 8 weeks after discussing the movies, the students were rated again by the teachers on adjustment to supervision. Poorly-adjusted boys in the experimental group gained more in ratings of adjustment to supervision than did poorly-adjusted control groups that did not see the movie. Teachers tended to adjust their second ratings downward, however the experimental groups lost less than the control groups. The results for all groups, except well adjusted girls, favored the experimental groups that saw and discussed the movies. It was recommended that the movies be used further in training and research. (DM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Attitude Change, Group Discussion, High School Students, Human Relations, Literature Reviews, Single Concept Films, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Supervision, Supervisory Methods, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
The Center for Vocational and Technical Education, The Ohio State University, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.