ERIC Number: ED038574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The Relationship between Sociability and Type and Rate of Interaction.
Rose, Norman Harold
The variation in the interaction patterns of group members was investigated in this study. Data on the three major variables -- Sociability, Interaction, and Demographic factors were collected by means of the Social-introversion-extraversion scale in Guilford's "An Inventory of Factors STDCR," the Reciprocal Category System, and a brief questionnaire. Sixty-five educators participating in a three-week workshop were assigned to seven groups through a process of random stratified sampling based on sex, race, and age. Seven other participants served as group leaders. In an effort to eliminate the effects of different leadership styles, the seven leaders were rotated among the seven groups. Reliabilities of the trained observers were: .77, .70, .77, .81, .79, and .84. These represent correlations with the writer's observations. A total of 48 observations lasting for 30 minutes to two hours were made. Two nonparametrical statistical techniques, the Kendal Tau and the Kendal Partial Rank Correlation Coefficient were employed in data analysis. Sociability was correlated with Rate of Interaction beyond the .001 level but was not correlated with any demographic factors. These were correlated with Rate of Interaction beyond the .05 level. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age, Behavior Patterns, Demography, Discussion Groups, Doctoral Dissertations, Group Membership, Interaction, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership Styles, Observation, Race, Social Relations, Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.