Accession Number:

AD0001751

Title:

SOCIAL PERCEPTION AND GROUP EFFECTIVENESS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA BUREAU OF RESEARCH AND SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-02-15

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE