Accession Number : AD0001751


Title :   SOCIAL PERCEPTION AND GROUP EFFECTIVENESS


Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA BUREAU OF RESEARCH AND SERVICE


Personal Author(s) : CRONBACH, LEE J ; FIEDLER, FRED E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/001751.pdf


Report Date : 15 Feb 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : An investigation is being made of the extent to which personal characteristics of team members differentiate effective from less effective teams. An Assumed Similarity (AS) score was obtained by asking a person to describe himself and to predict the self-description given by another person. It is suggested that the person who assumes similarity is a warmer, less critical person. Studies on basketball and surveyor teams indicated that effective teams prefer co-workers with low AS. Preliminary evidence showed that the design of forced-choice instruments where each item has about equal scale value may be inferior to a design in which items grouped together differ in scale value. A method was derived for obtaining a hierarchy index from sociometric ratings.


Descriptors :   *INDEXES , SCALE , HIERARCHIES , SURVEYING(GEOGRAPHIC)


Subject Categories : Information Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE