ERIC Number: ED204679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Student's Preference for a Human Relations Training Style of Interaction.
Herbert, Michael A.
Systematic human relations training can enhance interpersonal effectiveness, but student reaction to this type of training is mixed. In a study of students enrolled in systematic human relations training, two videotapes dealing with classroom discipline were created. One tape portrayed a non-facilitative interaction, while the other depicted a facilitative reaction. No significant differences were found in the students' perceptions of the helpfulness of either or both interactions. The results suggest that training groups may contain a negative minority who could change the climate of the training experience. This change could be counteracted by giving students an opportunity to learn to differentiate between facilitative and non-facilitative communication. Given an opportunity for experiential learning, students might learn to value facilitative communication. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).