ERIC Number: ED043823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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An Exploratory Investigation of the Effects of Microlab Activities and Instrumented Exercises on Selected Outcomes of Participation Training.
Connelly, Hester Walton, Jr.
This participation training (PT) study sought to determine whether microlabs (short training sessions) and instrumented (data based) exercises reduced the time needed to learn desired PT verbal behaviors; whether participant satisfaction is affected significantly; and whether any unusual problems in content, procedure, or group process arise from the two techniques. Three treatments--a microlab inserted into the usual PT design, PT with instrumented exercises, and the usual PT design only--were used. Thirty adults engaged in a missionary orientation program were divided into three treatment groups. These were among the conclusions reached: (1) microlab activities and instrumented exercises can promote social learning; (2) microlab activities encourage participants to examine the social and emotional aspects of group life and to feel a strong group commitment; (3) demonstrating group concepts through instrumented exercises does not assure immediate behavioral application; (4) PT is especially useful in developing work group skills; (5) the emergence of desired PT outcomes is not highly associated with participant satisfaction. (LY)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Behavior Change, Bibliographies, Data Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Group Experience, Interaction, Interpersonal Competence, Laboratory Training, Measurement Instruments, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Time Factors (Learning), Training Methods, Verbal Communication
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis