ERIC Number: EJ797836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Are Heterogeneous or Homogeneous Groups More Beneficial to Students?
Schullery, Nancy M.; Schullery, Stephen E.
Journal of Management Education, v30 n4 p542-556 2006
This study investigated the relative benefits to the student of working in homogeneous versus heterogeneous classroom groups. Correlation analysis of 18 desirable outcomes versus 8 personality-based heterogeneity variables reveals that heterogeneity associates with advantages as well as disadvantages. Ways in which group composition might be customized to benefit students with particular needs or to emphasize particular goals are described, along with their potential downsides. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Homogeneous Grouping, Heterogeneous Grouping, Correlation, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Cooperative Learning, Business Administration Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Skill Development
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Education Level: Higher Education
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