ERIC Number: ED113670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Leadership Styles and Member Attitudes in T Groups.
Lundgren, David C.; Knight, David J.
It was hypothesized that favorability of member attitudes toward the trainer and group in T groups is a function of similarity of members' control and affection needs with the trainer's. It was further predicted that similarity in control needs would affect attitudes toward the trainer primarily during an early stage, and similarity in affection needs would influence attitudes toward the group during a later stage. These hypotheses were disconfirmed. However, strong effects associated with trainer needs were observed. Trainers low in control and affection needs elicited relatively favorable reactions at an early point and negative responses at a later point. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)