The Concurrent Validity of Unobtrusive Measures of Conflict in Small ISOLATED Groups
NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA
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Six unobtrusive measures of group behavior type of response to a conflict criterion item and response or not to a sociometric questionnaire were correlated with 3 criteria reflecting a concurrent validation procedure. Results supported the general hypothesis that the unobtrusive measures used were indicative of conflict in small isolated groups. An unexpected finding indicated that response to stress or conflict may be characterized by apparently opposite types of behavior within groups -- either withholding information or making strong negative statements about another.