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ERIC Number: ED049219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 110
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Speech Rating as Self-Evaluative Behavior: Insight and the Influence of Others.
Heun, Linda Ruth
The major thrust of this experiment was to investigate the effects of peer influence, functioning with instructor influence, on the self-concept of students during a series of four speeches given in a basic speech course. The self-insight score of each subject was correlated with the average grade of the four speeches, and the relationship between the openmindedness and general speaker self-concept of each of the subjects was described. Two experimental treatments were utilized: Treatment 1 utilized peer rating of speeches which affected grading, and Treatment 2 utilized peer rating of speeches which did not affect grading. A control group did not utilize peer grading. Results indicated that (1) self-insight was not significant and actually decreased from speech one to speech four, (2) subjects employed the rating criteria in a manner consistent with the instructor, and (3) peer influence reached a significant level for the final self rating, while instructor influence was non-significant across all four speeches. (Author/JM)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Southern Illinois University