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ERIC Number: ED160959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
The Effects of Sexual Composition and Group Size on Individual Effort.
Jackson, Jeffrey M.; And Others
This experiment was designed to test the motivation to perform a task for males and females in mixed and same-sex groups. Individuals in homogeneous groups (four males or four females) or heterogeneous groups (two males and two females) clapped their hands alone, in pairs and in foursomes. People exerted more effort alone than in groups, regardless of group compositions. Females performed better in same-sex pairs than in opposite-sex pairs. Implications concerning relative abilities and social loafing are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (50th, Chicago, Illinois, May 4-6, 1978)