THE SELF-OTHER ORIENTATIONS OF THE MARGINAL MAN.
OREGON UNIV EUGENE
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The marginal man is described as the individual who finds himself within a field of forces of two opposing groups. A non-verbal phenomenological measure of marginality is presented and validated in a series of studies. First line supervisors as well as salesmen examples of occupational roles in which marginality may be functional were scored on the measure of marginality. The marginal in contrast to less marginal men tended to support about equally two opposing statements on a given issue. The marginal person was shown to seek a neutral position under conditions of conflict. Author