Accession Number:

AD0692406

Title:

THE EFFECTS OF PROGRAMMED CULTURE TRAINING UPON THE PERFORMANCE OF VOLUNTEER MEDICAL TEAMS IN CENTRAL AMERICA.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA GROUP EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1969-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The study compared the performance of volunteer medical teams who received a programmed culture assimilator test with teams who did not receive the assimilator. All team members, all citizens of the United States, worked for three-week periods in Honduras and Guatemala and were rated on their success in conducting clinics and managing community development projects. The effect of culture training upon productivity was accentuated in teams in which the majority of members had worked in Central America before. Assimilator training also had greatest effect for teams working in villages in which teams experienced relatively little difficulty in their relations with the community. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE