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ERIC Number: ED123691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 40
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Cognitive Abstractness, Interpersonal Perception, Factual and Social Problem Solving.
Eckloff, Maurine C.; Petelle, John
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of cognitive abstractness levels, interpersonal perception abilities, and task type (factual or social problem solving) on group performance as measured by time consumed and adequacy of solutions. Eighteen college classes from Kearney State College participated in testing of perceptual organization and social insight. Experimental groups of five were then assigned to one factual and one social problem solving task. Results indicate that groups high in cognitive abstractness and interpersonal perception appear to perform in a more adequate manner in both factual and social problem solving; those groups high in cognitive abstractness alone perform better in factual problem solving situations. Conversely, groups high in interpersonal perception alone exhibit better performance in social problem solving. Implications for real world task group formation can be extrapolated from the conclusions drawn by this study. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Portland, Oregon, April 1976)