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ERIC Number: ED066691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 78
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The Development of Trust in an Organization.
Gross, Stanley J.
The problem investigated in this study was whether or not laboratory training would influence the norms by which choices were made. Data about the influence of intervention on a social system was provided by an evaluation of laboratory training with a junior college student senate using sociometric methods to discern the normative structure of the group. The criterion for the choice which might be influenced was trust in the person chosen. It was found that the normative structure of trusting choices in the senate was not altered by the intervention. Changes were of a momentary rather than of a systemic nature; indicating the tenacity of norms governing choice in this continuing group. Sustained change in individual choice behavior appears to require intervention aimed at the norms rather than at individuals. (Author/WS)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. School of Education.