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ERIC Number: ED117599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 9
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The Others-Concept and Adult Behavior in Small Groups.
Burzynski, Peter R.
In other studies to be reported in this symposium, the others-concept is seen to be a psychological construct of emerging importance for understanding children's behavior. It would appear, however, to have relevance for all age groups. Thus this researcher sought to investigate whether or not the relationships which had been previously found between children's others-concepts and their group behavior could be demonstrated in an adult population. An adult form of the PHT (the PHT-A) was developed and given to university students. High and low scoring subjects were asked to work in small groups on a task appropriate for college students. The group sessions were tape recorded, and these recordings were coded blindly and analyzed statistically, along the lines of the Barnett and Zuker studies with children. Significant behavioral differences were found between subjects who had high others-concept and subjects who had low others-concepts. The study therefore demonstrated that the others-concept is a theoretical construct which is applicable to adults as well as to children. In so doing, the value of the others-concept as a construct for working with children was enhanced. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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