ERIC Number: ED188036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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High Learners in Human Relations Training: A Study of the Influence of Cognitive Style on Training Outcomes.
The influence of participant cognitive style (Field-Dependence-Independence) on human relations training outcomes was investigated. The relationships among dogmatism, androgyny, participant age, and highest educational level attained, i.e., the independent variables, were also examined for possible correlations with various outcome measures. None of the self-report outcomes correlated with any of the independent variables. Field Independence was the only variable strongly correlated with participant peer rankings of various behaviors/outcomes. Field Independents (FIs) were judged by their peers to: (1) be more task oriented; (2) be more maintenance oriented; (3) be more satisfied with the laboratory experience; and (4) have learned the most from the laboratory experience when compared to Field Dependents (FDs). The four stated outcome measures were strongly intercorrelated. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: ODT Associates, Amherst, MA.