ERIC Number: ED095450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Implications of the Assessment of Social vs. Task Orientation for Research on Socialization Processes and Edcuational Planning for Individual Children.
Nakamura, Charles Y.
This report presents the rationale, methods, and results of research that was planned to develop a way of identifying relatively effective children. The report contains the conceptual bases and development of the Hypothetical Situation Questionnaire (HSQ) as the means for distinguishing effective children. The HSQ contains three subscales that measure social orientation, task orientation, and self-assurance. These subscales were combined to yield profiles identifying children who were: (1) effectively responsive in situations to both social and task components; (2) primarily task oriented and effective or ineffective; and (3) primarily socially oriented and effective or ineffective. Experiments using the HSQ indicated that the instrument could differentiate types and levels of effectiveness among children. Identifications of subject variables and their specific interactions with situational variables permitted reliable predictions of the behavior patterns of the children. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.