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ERIC Number: EJ872298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Taking a Trait Approach to Understanding College Students' Perceptions of Group Work
Myers, Scott A.; Bogdan, Leah M.; Eidsness, Mary A.; Johnson, Angela N.; Schoo, Meghan E.; Smith, Nicole A.; Thompson, Michelle R.; Zackery, Brooke A.
College Student Journal, v43 n3 p822-831 Sep 2009
This study examined whether college students' perceptions of the positive and negative attributes of group work are associated with their tolerance for ambiguity, tolerance for disagreement, conversational sensitivity, and cognitive flexibility. Participants were 192 undergraduate students who completed a series of quantitative measures referencing their feelings toward group work and their communicative and personality traits. Results indicated that (a) students' perceptions of the positive attributes of group work were correlated positively with tolerance for ambiguity, tolerance for disagreement, conversational sensitivity, and cognitive flexibility and (b) students' perceptions of the negative attributes of group were correlated positively with conversational sensitivity. Future research should continue to explore the impact of students' traits on their perceptions of classroom group work. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A