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ERIC Number: ED125036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 22
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An Examination of the Consequential Effects of Cooperation and Competition on Group Productivity: A Methodological Approach.
Hirokawa, Randy Y.
A review of the research literature concerning the effects of cooperation and competition on small-group productivity suggests that results have been conflicting and inconclusive. From a methodological standpoint, the inconsistent finings result from the use of experimental tasks which create systematic bias in favor of either the cooperative or the competitive condition. The relative merits of cooperative and competitive behaviors are dependent on three situational variables: the type of task involved, the age of the subjects, and their attitudes toward cooperation and competition. A table summarizing the results from 33 relevant studies is included as an appendix. (AA)
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Note: Paper prepared for the special edition of "Communication, Journal of the Communication Association of the Pacific" compiled for the C.A.P. Convention (Kobe, Japan, June 1976)