Accession Number : ADA016832


Title :   Attitude Differences and Task Performance for Black and White Naval Recruits in Problem-Solving Groups of Differing Size and Racial Composition.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHARLOTTE COLL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


Personal Author(s) : Ruhe,John A ; Allen,William R


Report Date : 31 Oct 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 126


Abstract : A field study was made in which 288 black and white naval personnel (224 recruits and 64 squad leaders) in groups of varying size and racial composition performed two problem-solving tasks (knot tying and ship-routing). Black and white leaders, subordinates and group types (25% black tetrads, 75% black tetrads, racially balanced dyads and tetrads) were compared in measures of self-esteem, duration of speech, locus of control, job and general satisfaction, Bales IPA behavior, and performance on the tasks.


Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE TESTS , *NAVAL PERSONNEL , *ETHNIC GROUPS , *PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS , LEADERSHIP , GROUP DYNAMICS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , INTERACTIONS , COMPARISON , BEHAVIOR , RECRUITS , JOB SATISFACTION , SQUAD LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE