ERIC Number: ED032603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-31
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The Political Personality. A Technical Report.
Ziller, Robert C.; And Others
Responsiveness to diverse groups in a pluralistic constituency was assumed to be a crucial consideration related to election to political office. Responsiveness was assumed to evolve from the interaction of two components of self-other orientation, self-esteem and complexity of the self concept. The pattern of self-other orientation found least frequently among politicians (state legislators and superintendents of public schools in comparison with teachers and principals) was high self-esteem and high complexity (the apolitical personality pattern). Political candidates with this personality pattern were also elected to office less frequently. The results are interpreted within a framework of personality differentiation-integration. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.
Note: An earlier report of this study was presented at the Western Small Groups Meetings, San Diego, California, March 27, 1968.