Accession Number:

AD0256878

Title:

NEED AFFILIATION AND INITIAL COMMUNICATION BEHAVIOR IN TASK-ORIENTED GROUPS CHARACTERIZED BY LOW INTERPERSONAL VISIBILITY

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DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Sixteen groups of three men and sixteen groups of three women were studied to explore relationships between n affiliation and initial communication activity in a task-oriented group. Results indicate that the initial communication activity of persons in task situations is heavily influenced by personal attributes such as n affiliation. Relationships between n affiliation and personalization of information seekingARE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF MOTIVES DERIVED FROM THE INTERPLAY OF PERSONAL NEEDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL INSTIGATIONS. Results of the affiliation-decision issue analysis are used as the basis for extending the discussion of needs and communication behavior to the general problem of the formation of an interpersonal relationship. Sex differences are discussed in terms of orientations toward interpersonal-task environments resulting from differences in male-female socialization. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE